Oak - Daimio, seedling
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Large leaf of Daimio Oak
Quercus dentata
Oak - Daimio, seedling

Acquired: tbd
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Source: Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

The Daimio Oak, or Japanese Emperor Oak, has some of the largest leaves among oaks at over 12 inches long. The acorns are crowned with fuzzy filaments. The leaves are fuzzy, too. I am growing this one mainly for the exotic looks. The acorns are edible after a series of leachings. The bark contains tannin that was once important in Japan for tanning leather and strengthening fishing nets.

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