Quercus myrsinifolia (Bamboo-leafed Oak)
Piles of evergreen bamboo-like foliage (reddish when young). An utterly beautiful tree to 30ft after 40 years years. Also known as the Japanese White Oak. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Green
Apparently this is not suitable for alkali soils and certainly it is very happy in woodland edge conditions. The seedlings grow best in loam. Otherwise - unfussy. Seems to respond well to sequestered iron. In the wild it can reach 9m/30ft in height with a head of 6m/20 foot diameter.
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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