|Grid reference||ST 18863 78593|
|Common name||Japanese Emperor oak|
|Common name||Pinnatafida Daimyo oak|
|Origin||Japan, Korea & China|
|Height||1.5M August 2016|
|Height||2.5M September 2020|
This tree was grown by Roger and Vicky Smith and presented to Roath Park in 2011.
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.