Quercus serrata

Bao Li

This seed is very difficult to obtain. We only have one source that has very sporadic crops. Please advise if you can supply seed to us. Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
  • Quercus serrata

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Introducing Quercus serrata Bao Li, a stunning deciduous oak tree native to southern, central, and eastern China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. With a height of up to 25 metres, it's a real statement piece for any garden. Its leaves, up to 17cm long and 9cm wide, are leathery, elliptical in shape, and have serrated edges, whilst its acorns are oval-shaped, taking up to a year to mature and measure 1.7-2cm in length. The bark is grey or reddish-brown with longitudinal furrows, while its inflorescences attract stinkbugs, giving your garden a literal buzz. With its stunning appearance and unique ecosystem, Quercus serrata Bao Li is the perfect addition to any garden.

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