Quercus Semecarpifolia

Quercus semecarpifolia is an Asian species of trees in the beech family.

It is native to the Himalayas and nearby mountains in India, Tibet, Afghanistan, Nepal.

The Quercus semecarpifolia is a slow-growing evergreen to a semi-evergreen tree with a rounded crown.

Its dark green glossy leaves are ovate with entire margins when new, ovate with spiny margins when mature.

Quercus semecarpifolia an evergreen Tree growing to 98ft 5in.


The species is monoecious individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant and are, pollinated by Wind.

Suitable for medium loamy and heavy clay soils. It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade.

It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate strong winds.

The hairy underside of its new leaves are orange and fully formed leaves are white.

Its trunk may achieve a diameter of up to 2.1m. Its bark is dark grey rough and scaly.

Its monoecious flowers are wind pollinated and appear in dense clusters on new shoots.

Its male flowers are in the form of catkins that are up to 20cm long.

Its fruit is an acorn which appears in groups.