Japanese Blue Oak (quercus
As its name implies, the Japanese Blue Oak is native to
Japan and other areas of Asia. It is an evergreen oak tree which grows
to about 15m (50ft) high.
PICTURE OF LEAF COMING SOON
When the leaves first form they have a
crimson tinge to them which turns a glossy green as the leaves
The bark is not typical of the oak family, it
is smoother and lighter in colour.
The acorns are about 1.5cm (�in) long which is on the short
sized. They are instantly recognised by a series of light rings on
the cups which results in the tree sometimes being called the Ring Cupped Oak. The
acorns are edible when the tannin has been removed. Ground, it was previously used as a
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