Quercus virginiana - Zone 6 (Canada)

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  1. caudiciformken

    caudiciformken Active Member

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    Hi there, I was just wondering if anyone in Canada, keeps the "Live oak", as a
    semi tropical tree.

    I have sourced them close to home as a 2ft tall tree for sale, and am thinking of
    trying to keep it as a semi-tropical bonsai.
    I realize these are not full hardy in my zone, but can provide a cool winter,
    with suplemental light, putting it outdoors in the summer.

    Any pro's or con's?

    It will be kept as a bonsai.

    Thanks.
    Ken in Markham
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Might be possible to make quite a bonsai out of one of these as giant old specimens in the south have similar character, with thick, curving trunks and spreading branches.
     

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