Quercus myrsinaefolia - Chinese evergreen oak
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.