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Commonly known as Oak
EvergreenStiff, glossy, dark green, toothed leaves to 15cm (6in) long
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
TreeSmall tree with densely grey-downy young shoots.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesAphids, gall wasp, oak wilt, powdery mildew, bracket fungusPlace of originChina, Tibet, eastern Himalaya
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Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(Can be harmful to pets if eaten)
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly spreading