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: (1997). Fagaceae. In: . 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.