This strain has been used in parts of Nebraska were few trees can grow. Burlive oak can tolerate both heat and drought and grow in unforgiving soils. If you ever traveled to an area with few trees and asked “why?”, the answer is not always what is lacking in the environment. Having the compliment plant is critical. The shrub live oak background of this cross is part of the SW desert life so roots can penetrate deeply into the soil or rock. Ecos Burlive was selected from the Marquez crosses which tend to be closer to bur oak. Parent tree is highly productive. We have a large planting of Burlive from the Cottam Hybrids as well and those tend to be more like shrub live oak. Each is a single trunk trees.
|Genus & Species||Quercus macrocarpa x turbinella|