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JAPANESE EVERGREEN OAK
Quercus acuta

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Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage. Diseases and Pests not well studied.

Native to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China.

Family: Fagaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Brown or Dark Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus acuta Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-acuta >

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