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Quercus myrsinifolia /Chinese Evergreen Oak

Quercus myrsinifolia   / Quercus myrsinifolia
Evergreen foliage
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Evergreen foliage

Summer foliage

Foliage on tips of branches

Upright form of this beautiful tree

Canopy of a mature tree

Close-up image of foliage

Handsome specimen tree at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Close-up image of foliage

A branch of foliage

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Scientific Name: Quercus myrsinifolia
Common Name: Chinese Evergreen Oak
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The most cold hardy of the evergreen oaks and one that will grow on a wide variety of soil types. A small rounded tree with a compact size. When used as a street tree it should be a single trunked specimen, but may be multiple trunked when used in the home grounds. New foliage starts out as purple-bronze, maturing to a dark green. Acorns are a source of food for wildlife.