University of Florida

Quercus virginiana

Common name(s): Live Oak, Virginia Live Oak, Southern Live Oak

Plant type: evergreen large tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 16000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 70-80 degrees F
Time to rooting: 10-12 weeks
Comment: Juvenile cuttings should be pencil size.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: none
Time required for germination: 3-5 weeks
Comment: Mulched beds. Wire screns against rodents.

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: late Winter
Rootstock: White oak group
Comment: Scions should be pencil size.