Quercus dentata 'Sir Harold Hillier'
(Daimyo Oak) Quercus dentata 'Sir Harold Hillier' is an exciting small tree which originates at the famous Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum with huge, quite wide leaves that turn a warm fawn-brown in autumn.
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An exciting form of Daimyo Oak which originates at the famous Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum, Quercus dentata 'Sir Harold Hillier' has huge, quite wide leaves that turn a warm fawn-brown in autumn. The summer leaf colour is dark green.
This and it's "brother plant", Quercus dentata 'Carl Ferris Miller' were originally collected as seeds in 1976 by the late Sir Harold Hillier who accompanied Robert & Jelena de Belder, (as in Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'), on a trip to visit Carl Ferris Miller, creator of the famous Chollipo arboretum near Seoul, South Korea.
Quercus dentata 'Sir Harold Hillier' is a handsome small tree (although not for instant gratification!) suitable for most gardens and woodland areas.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Very slow.
- Habit: Quercus dentata 'Sir Harold Hillier' grows to be a small tree with a rounded crown.
- Height: up to 8 m (26 ft)
- Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
- Notes: Quercus dentata 'Sir Harold Hillier' is very slow growing, not a plant for instant gratification and will take many years to reach the above eventual height.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Honey Fungus Resistant, Rare and Unusual, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large