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Old 01-06-2015, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by PR1234 View Post
Oh great.....just what I wanted to hear!!!!
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Spanish moss will grow on almost anything!

I have even pulled a little tiny plant from the top of an irrigation post in my landscaping!

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Originally Posted by dotti105 View Post
I thought that the Live Oaks can be hosts to Spanish Moss, but the Laurel Oaks cannot.

I also understood that the Laurel Oaks do not live as long, have weaker limbs are are more likely to be damaged in storms. They also, If I am correct, have a lifespan of 40 yrs or so, where as the Live Oak can live for 60-100 yrs.

TV doesn't use Live Oaks in yards of new homes. Just the Laurel Oaks.

Again, this is what I recall.....could be wrong.
You are correct, Dotti. The lifespan of a laurel oak is about 1/2 of that of the live oak, more or less. The laurel oak's growth is more upight as compared to the live oak which at maturity spreads to about 50' wide by 50' tall.

A good rule of thumb to remember is that the faster the growth of a tree, the shorter the lifespan.
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