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Close up of the twisting branches of the Empire Live Oak

FAST GROWING SHADE TREE WITH LUSH, DEEP GREEN FOLIAGE 

FEATURES:

  • Massive trunk and beautiful dark green foliage 
  • Fast growing in comparison to other varieties of Live Oak
  • Bold and elegant appearance, a wonderful shade tree
  • Food and habitat source for birds and small mammals 
  • Pest and drought resistant, low maintenance tree
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 7-10
  • Mature Height: 40-80' tall
  • Mature Width: 60-100' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 30-40' apart

Empire Live Oak

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Quercus virginiana 'Empire'

Regular price $795.00
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Order today for Spring 2023 delivery
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FAST GROWING SHADE TREE WITH LUSH, DEEP GREEN FOLIAGE 

FEATURES:

  • Massive trunk and beautiful dark green foliage 
  • Fast growing in comparison to other varieties of Live Oak
  • Bold and elegant appearance, a wonderful shade tree
  • Food and habitat source for birds and small mammals 
  • Pest and drought resistant, low maintenance tree
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 7-10
  • Mature Height: 40-80' tall
  • Mature Width: 60-100' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 30-40' apart

Why plant Empire Live Oak?

The Empire Live Oak is a gentle giant that is a beautiful addition to your landscape, which you'll never regret. Empire Live Oaks are known for their incredibly fast growth and marvelous branching habits. Their consistent full form and dark green abundant foliage provides excellent shade for you and your family to comfortably enjoy the warm summer weather. In the fall, the leaves will fall, but will grow back quickly in the spring. The acorns that are produced are a fan favorite snack of the birds and small mammals that live in the strong branches of Live oaks. These Live Oaks have a timeless beauty that will never fade. Add a piece of history to your backyard and create your own memories!

How to use Empire Live Oak in the landscape?

Empire Live Oak Trees work perfectly as a single specimen plant in your backyard as they are the staple every yard needs. Like any Live Oak, these trees are exceptional at providing shade and dimension to any landscape. Plant these beautiful trees along your driveway, to define property lines, or just filling out any large, empty plots you may have in your landscape. With the Live Oak's strong and sturdy branches, lounging on any swing chair or hammock is made easy!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 7-10

 

How To Plant Empire Live Oak

Empire Live Oaks are one exceptionally hardy and fast growing tree! They are low maintenance and have high resistance to pests and diseases. Plant your Live Oak in a spot where they can have full sun to partial shade, they like to take some sun breaks. They prefer to live in moist soil with good drainage as they don't like to sit in water for too long. These noble trees thrive in high humidity and adapt very well to coastal conditions including salt spray.

How To Water

Live Oak trees, at any age, only need little watering once a month. Once the cooler months have hit, you can let the rain water your trees for you.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

How To Prune

Mature Oak trees doesn't need extensive pruning to survive. Please do remove the occasional dead branches to ensure safety and make room for new healthy growth.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.

Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.

Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.

Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service

The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!

Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!

PlantWhisperers@bowerandbranch.com | (866) 873-3888 | Chat below!

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

How?

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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