20 "Live Oak" acorns, collected February 2011.
Parent trees have these characteristics:
Mature tree 30 feet tall
Bark and limbs have character (see photo)
Check out this link for more information on the Live Oak notes an “initial growth spurt” of up to 4 feet the first year.
This site provides planting and care information and says the “average annual growth” is around 2 ft.
The Arbor Day Foundation cites 40-80 ft in height, 80 ft wide and 70 years old as maturity, and recommends growing in Zones 7-10. You can look up your hardiness zone at this link: