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Bluff Plantation traditional-porch

Bluff Plantation

View from under the house.

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Botanical name: Quercus virginianaCommon names: Southern live oak, live oak, coastal live oakOrigin and range: Native to coastal areas of the southeastern U.S.; its native range reaches from Virginia south to Florida and the Keys, along the Gulf Coast and into coastal TexasWhere it will grow: Hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 7 to 11; find your zone)Water requirement: Needs only light watering for a few years after transplanting to help it establish; once it’s established, let it go and provide no additional wateringLight requirement: Grows best in full sunMature size: It’s stunning and majestic; at maturity it can reach over 60 feet tall and 80 to 100 feet wide.Benefits and tolerances: Southern live oak produces acorns that are a favorite of many birds and other wildlife; it also withstands drought, salt spray, high winds and tough urban conditions.Seasonal interest: An evergreen shade tree, live oak provides beautiful shade year-round.When to plant: Anytime, but avoid planting during a drought
“The most revered trait of the live oak is its famously wide, arching canopy with dense leaves and branches that twist and spread toward the sun. Some of the trees that are hundreds of years old have lower branches that swoop down to touch the ground and then reach back up again.” — Falon MihalicMy heart sang when I saw this ideabook. The Southern live oak is my favorite or second-favorite tree (I flip-flop between it and the American beech). The most glorious cinematography often includes live oaks — think of the landscapes in Forrest Gump and The Big Chill. Anything that encourages planting them will get a shout-out from me. I do have one tip, though: Don’t be tempted to grab any of the beautiful Spanish moss that can grow from these trees to use for decor. Crazy, angry red bugs, spiders and chiggers tend to hang out there. Full story: Great Design Plant: Southern Live Oak Offers an Unbeatable Canopy
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Celebrate Eastern Oaks for Wildlife, Longevity, and Seasonal Interest
Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)Native along the East Coast from Virginia into Florida and the Florida Keys, along the Gulf Coast into TexasYou’ll be most familiar with southern live oak when you think of Spanish moss dangling from its limbs. This oak reaches 60 feet tall in ideal conditions and a whopping 80 to 100 feet wide. Drought, high winds and urban life are just some of its tolerances. It needs only a light watering once it’s established and grows best in full sun. See how to grow southern live oakStay tuned: We’ll explore oaks native to the Western U.S. next.Tell us: Do you have a favorite oak? Which oaks grow well for you, and what wildlife do you see using them throughout the year?

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morenna added this to morenna's Ideas
December 28, 2014
suzannewei added this to garden
September 30, 2014
designerparexcellance added this to designerparexcellance's ideas
September 15, 2014
WOW, what a view!
Juboka Ltd added this to lovely
September 15, 2014
view through wide walled brick arch
Dana Veach added this to Outdoor Spaces: Site Interaction and View...
September 14, 2014
I just needed to save this picture because of the way the brick window frames the beautiful Live Oaks...and the light...oh, how this captures the old South of my childhood!
marteearredondo added this to marteearredondo's ideas
September 14, 2014
Southern live oak tree
mjkjrobinson added this to Landscape Ideas
September 11, 2014
very pretty veiw love oak trees
broderick added this to Wilson
September 9, 2014
camillecorby added this to camillecorby's Ideas
September 7, 2014
Like the look thru the arch
cliffcannon added this to freddy
February 21, 2014
The grass, driveway gravel, and old brick combo.
Old Carolina Brick Co. added this to Handmade Brick
February 5, 2014
Savannah Grey
goschgirl added this to Kitchen
October 10, 2013
entry way
scarlettcross added this to scarlettcross's ideas
October 8, 2013
murrayusa added this to murrayusa's Ideas
September 1, 2013
Depth of arch
Chris Slusher added this to Wadmalaw House Ideas
September 1, 2013
brick archways
rjlee0108 added this to Bedroom Ideas
June 22, 2013
Perfect for my grandchildren
tammytulips added this to tammytulips's ideas
May 13, 2013
gorgeous view
lifestylementorship added this to lifestylementorship's Ideas
May 7, 2013
saysays added this to saysays's Ideas
February 3, 2013
Beaufort arch.
nurda added this to Pretty to look at
November 7, 2012
silverdew added this to silverdew's Favorites
September 15, 2012
idea...sure....problem is finding the tree, on the lot, before there are none left!
rimenon added this to rimenon's ideas
August 13, 2012
My tree
lasso31 added this to arches
July 17, 2012
3 wythe brick arch
dixiemcmann added this to dixiemcmann's ideas
July 8, 2012
this would be a good mural for end wall
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June 30, 2012
eddy_ewww added this to Outside
June 21, 2012
Framing the view with architecture, it's growing on me!
hildadrennan added this to hildadrennan's Favorites
April 18, 2012
Brick arch ways
brenharley added this to The Enchanted Little Barn House
March 26, 2012
tdanesh added this to tdanesh's Favorites
November 10, 2011
Front porch
burradoo added this to burradoo's ideas
September 27, 2011
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August 15, 2011
lauryphotos added this to lauryphotos's Favorites
August 7, 2011
Live oak, brick
turnergarden37 added this to outdoor spaces
August 1, 2011
I love my live oak trees!
npleskach added this to npleskach's Favorites
February 13, 2011
Just pretty
Kristi Jones added this to houses
February 2, 2011
brick archway and view of live oak trees
tmontford added this to tmontford's ideas
January 11, 2011
design concept
dianakate525 added this to dianakate525's ideas
July 17, 2010
the way the live oak is framed in the archway
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