As the common name suggests, this is an evergreen oak that
is native to China and Japan. Compared
to our native live oak, it is smaller, has larger leaves, and has a smooth gray
bark. Reportedly, its acorns have been used as a grain and in making a beverage
See these plants at the southeast corner of building 2 and south of building 3.
Medium sized tree to about thirty feet tall.
Light: full sun
Water: drought tolerant when established
Soil: adaptable, no special requirements
This is a relatively slow-growing tree. It is hard to find
in nurseries but appears to be well-suited for north Florida. Newly planted trees seem to require
regular deep watering for the first year or so to get established.
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