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  Live Oak (Encino)  
Common Name: Live Oak (Encino)
Latin Name: Quercus virginiana
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Salty soil or sea-spray, drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Glossy, deep green leaves remain all winter; long-lived shade tree.
Comments: The Escarpment Live Oak is a closely related native species more suited to Central and West Texas.
Problems: Allow plenty of room; can develop surface roots. Oak wilt spreads tree-to-tree by root grafts;
Firewise: Yes
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