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Spring growth reveals reddish-bronze foliage against the glossy green canopy

A new introduction to North American gardens, this unusual oak, named “leaves like myrtle” for its waxy lanceolate foliage, remains evergreen. Wonderful spreading structure reveals its quercus identity with a wide canopy and sturdy open branching. I am entranced with the new growth, glowing reddish-bronze in the late afternoon sunlight after a recent rainstorm. Handbuilt terracotta container by Jan Edwards. $160