Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida' at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

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Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida'
August 2016

Grid reference ST 18863 78593
Common name Japanese Emperor oak
Common name Pinnatafida Daimyo oak
Origin Japan, Korea & China
Deciduous Yes
Height 1.5M August 2016
Height 2.5M September 2020
Reference 463

This tree was grown by Roger and Vicky Smith and presented to Roath Park in 2011.

Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida' leaf

Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida' leaves
August 2016

Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida' leaf2

Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida' leaves
late August 2017

General tree description

Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida' is a slow growing, cut-leaf variety of the Japanese emperor oak or Daimyo oak (Quercus dentata). It grows 6 to 8 metres tall and is narrowly upright. Its bark is dark grey with a rough texture, becoming deeply grooved when mature. The leaves are grey-green, large (10 to 25cm), obovate and deeply lobed. The acorns are 2 cm in size and come in small bundles, half enclosed in cups covered with long narrow scales.