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Live Oak

(October 2012)

QuestionWith the exception of the established tree in North Little Rock, do you know of any other successful efforts with live oaks in central Arkansas? As the past several winters have been rather mild, I am thinking about attempting to grow one on my south facing lawn. Any thoughts or advice?


AnswerLive oak trees will live and thrive in south Arkansas and do fairly well in central Arkansas, but don’t expect the plantation style live oaks you see further south. Live oaks are one of the few oak species that are evergreen. They are relatively slow growing in central Arkansas, but worth planting.

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