Maritime Live Oak

Quercus virginiana

General Information:

This perennial, deciduous wide-spreading tree forms a broad, rounded canopy that creates magnificent arches. The tree itself can grow up to 80 feet tall and up to 100 feet wide. The leaves are dark green and waxy and will fall late in the winter and bloom almost immediately again in the spring, appearing evergreen. Acorns are produced as well as yellow flowers from March to May.

Medicinal Uses:

Externally, a concoction of the wood chips and bark has been applied as an astringent analgesic to treat aches, pains, sores, and haemorrhoids. 

Did You Know:

The maritime live oak is fairly drought tolerant and has been known to continue to function through short freezing winters. Long-term, the cold can damage the tree.