Quercus myrtifolia

myrtle oak


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 5 to 30 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance


Recommended Uses: Forms a thicket with many sprouts from spreading roots.
Propagation: Seed or as nursery-grown sapplings. Small stems may difficult to transplant from the wild.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


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  • Larval host for Horace‚Äôs Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
  • Florida scrub-jays may use for nesting and use acorns for food
  • Small mammals use the acorns
  • An important food source for the Florida scrub-jay as the tannins in the nuts help it remain edible through the winter
Native Habitats: Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, scrubby sandhill.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: