Plants of the UNF Campus

Quercus myrsinaefolia - Chinese evergreen oak
Family Fagaceae

Description:

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 in Asia.

Location:

See these plants at the southeast corner of building 2 and south of building 3.

Size:

Medium sized tree to about thirty feet tall.

Care Instructions:

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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