Quercus virginiana (Virginia oak)
Quercus virginiana is also known as Virginia oak or live oak. This species is evergreen and can grow up to 35 meters high.
The Virginia oak is native to southeastern North America all the way down to Mexico. It is the symbol of the state of Georgia. The leaves sprout a beautiful shiny red and then turn green after a while. In Central Europe, this species tends to develop into a shrub or small tree. This species is NOT frost-proof. It likes humus-rich and deep soils.