Geographical origins: Japan, China, Korea. Introduced into Europe in 1804.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 10 m, width up to 4 m.
Type of soil: Any, except chalky.
Hardiness: Hardy to -12°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Characteristics and uses:
The Japanese blue oak is distinguished by its wide elongated leaves that are thick and tough. The young foliage has nuances of dark green, bronze and even violet. Its shape is shrub like. This small oak is often used for lining the roads in certain American states. It can be just as easily grown in a small garden as a large one.