There are native species of oak in central Florida, two of which are commonly used in the landscape.
Live Oak (Quercus virginiana). This long-lived, moderately fast-growing, tree is characterized by its large, spreading, semi-evergreen canopy which often attains more width (80ft) than height (50ft). The leaves are “cupped” or slightly rolled under along the edges. Live Oak has a good salt tolerance.
Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia) is a fast-growing, upright, symmetrical tree that grows 75 feet in height with a 40-foot spread. Leaves are flat, two to four inches long, and oblong. The Laurel Oak has poor salt tolerance and should be used inland.