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Quercus dentata

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Quercus dentata Japanese Emperor Oak, Daimyo Oak,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Trees Broad Domed, Irregular Shape, Upright

A deciduous oak native to Japan, Korea and China. Very slow growing, it can reach up to 20-25m tall in the wild but is usually much smaller in cultivation (maximum 15m). It is distinguished from other Oaks by its extremely large leaves, that can often be retained dead on the tree throughout winter. It is usually grown as a feature tree for its unique foliage and spectacular autumn colour.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any

Landscape Use(s)
Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Fagaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow
Flower Colour: Green, Insignificant, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes, Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High