Quercus glauca Thunb.

Evergreen tree, sometimes shrubby, with narrow leaves, toothed towards the tips, to 12cm long, and ovoid acorns with a shallow cup, to 1.5cm.  To 15m.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Quercus annulata, Smith.  A large evergreen Oak of Nepal, which provides a very good timber.  It does not ascend quite so high as Q. incanaQ. spicata (Smith), another very large Himalayan Oak, ascends only to 5,000 feet; it is known also from Borneo, Java, and Sumatra.’ [Von Mueller - Select Extra-Tropical Plants readily eligible for Industrial Culture or Naturalisation , NSW Edition p.276/1881].

Introduced to Britain in 1822.  [JD].  ‘This is the most common evergreen Oak in western Hupeh and in eastern Szech’-uan, where it grows from river-level to 1600 m. above the sea.  On the Lushan mountains in Kiangsi it is abundant, but in western Szech’uan it is not very common.  It is a handsome tree with a bushy flattened-round head of widespreading branches.  In Hupeh it is known as the Tieh-chou-li and the wood, which is hard and tough, is highly valued for general construction purposes.’  [Wilson v.3 p.228].

History at Camden Park

Quercus annulata was included in a consignment of plants sent from Kew by John Bidwill in November 1843 [AJCP].  Although it is very likely that these plants were sent to Camden to the care of William Macarthur there is no other evidence of its being grown there.  


Quercus annulata Buckley (1860) = Quercus durandii Buckley

Quercus annulata Korth. (c.1838) = Quercus teysmannii Blume

Quercus annulata Hook.f. ex A.DC. (1864) = Quercus semicerrata Roxb.

Published Feb 03, 2010 - 05:41 PM | Last updated Feb 03, 2010 - 05:43 PM

More details about Quercus glauca Thunb.
Family Fagaceae
Region of origin

Japan, China, Himalayas

  • Quercus annulata Sm.
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Quercus annulata 

Confidence level high