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Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida'


Quercus 'Pinnatifida' has highly dissected, grey-green foliage up to 10 inches long resembling a Philodendron more than an oak!

Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida' is an amazing slow-growing oak cultivar that forms a shrub or small tree with incredible, soft, grey-green foliage up to 10 inches long and dissected to the mid rib creating long fingers that together resemble a Philodendron more than an oak! New growth is hairy on both sides and flushed with red. Fall colour is russet brown. A great architectural specimen for small gardens and containers.

Common Name: Japanese Emperor Oak

Family: Fagaceae (The Oak Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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