Quercus dentata Thunb.

Daimyo Oak

Large deciduous tree to 20 m or so tall. Bark brown, fissured. Young shoots thick and covered with dense downy hair. Branches hairy. Leaves obovate, mostly 10-20 cm long, 5-10 cm wide, grey to pale brown below and mostly hairy, at least on the veins; margins with shallow lobes sometimes themselves lobed; tip rounded, base tapered or rounded. Leaf stalk to 1 cm long. Acorns 1.5-2 cm long, almost round, cup covering half or more; scales widespreading.

Korea, China, Japan

A relatively recent introduction to Australian horticulture, the oldest specimens being about 40-50 years old.

Shoots downy into second year; leaves large, thick, short-stalked; acorns burred.

NSW: Mt Tomah ('Joalah'). VIC: Kings Domain (Rotary Club Park opposite Park St about 5 m tall in 1990); Leongatha (Ellen Lyndon Park, corner Parr Street and Koonwarra Road); Melbourne (Fitzroy Gardens); Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), Oak Lawn); Vermont (Terara Rd corner Canterbury Rd and Burwood Hwy); Wandin (Melbourne City Council Nursery).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Fagaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Fagaceae
genus        Quercus L.