Open and spreading.
Ideal Sun Conditions:
Shrub live oak, often a medium size shrub, is native to the Southwest and the Texas Panhandle typically found in canyons, rocky cliffs and hillsides. Sometimes called a holly oak, the leaves are 3-4 inches long, spine-tipped and holly shaped bluish green leaves. It is prolific in putting out acorns. Cold hardy, heat and drought tolerant.
Use in Garden
Shrub live oak is a good shrub to form a dense thicket for habitat or low screening. Attractive foliage for the xeric, high desert, cactus, habitat and native plant garden.