name botanical:Quercus acutissima
other name:Japanese chestnut oak
other name:Asian chestnut oak
family:Beech family (Fagaceae)
height:up to 30 m (99 ft)
The leaves are 8-20 cm (3.2 - 7.9 in) long and up to 6 cm wide. The leaf margin is cut evenly and the leaves are alternate.
fall foliage:yellow - orange
flowering:April – May
The yellowish flowers in hanging catkins appear from late April with the budding of the leaves.
gender distribution:monoecious / unisexual
The acorns are first green then brown, about 2 cm long, usually solitary. The fruit cup wrapped most of the acorn.
The branches are brownish with a few lenticels. The brownish lateral buds are individually and the terminal buds occur frequently. The bud-shape is ovate.
bark:The brown bark is first almost smooth, and deeply furrowed later.
location:Sonne - Halbschatten
ph value:slightly acidic up to slightly alkaline
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