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Quercus myrsinifolia

Quercus myrsinifolia Quercus myrsinifolia Quercus myrsinifolia

Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA. Blake Garden - Kensington, CA and The Nationa Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

New leaves are purplish.

Native to China, Japan, and Laos.

Family: Fagaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Rounded or Spreading Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 40 feet.

Width: 15 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Oblong, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Dark Brown, Blocky.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 7 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Armillaria and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus myrsinifolia Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
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