SelecTree: Tree Detail
JAPANESE LIVE OAK
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA. Blake Garden - Kensington, CA and The Nationa Arboretum - Washington, DC
New leaves are purplish.
Native to China, Japan, and Laos.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella 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, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. 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 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." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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