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Lithocarpus edulis

An evergreen tree or spreading, bushy shrub eventually reaching up to 9m tall. Leathery leaves are tapered at both ends, narrowly oval to 15cm long and yellowish-green above with dullish green undersides. Spring flowers are borne on short, erect spikes to 7cm long and may be followed by acorns that take two seasons to reach their full size of up to 2.5cm long

Synonyms
Pasania edulis
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Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green Green Yellow
Summer Green Yellow
Autumn Green Yellow
Winter Green Yellow
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Fagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Name status

Correct

Plant range
C & S Japan

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in an acidic or neutral, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; provide shelter from cold, drying winds in frost-prone areas

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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