LITHOCARPUS pachyphyllus

Similar to an evergreen oak with long leathery leaves. This species is notable for producing huge clusters of different sized acorns set in tough bulbous green cups
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves 10-20cm (4-8in) long, dark, glossy green above, pale, metallic, silvery green beneath
  • White
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    15m (49ft)
  • Tree
    Oak-like small tree with low, spreading crown
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade

LITHOCARPUS pachyphyllus

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble-free
    Place of origin
    Northeastern India
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Spikes
    Very slender spikes
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
    Neutral to acid soil
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