|Japanese Evergreen Oak|
It is usually bushy and densely domed, reaching a height of 14 m. The bark is smooth and dark grey. Leaves are dark and glossy above and yellowish beneath. They narrow to a long, finely-rounded tip. The flowers are on a stiff 5 cm catkin.
Often called Japanese white oak or shiro kashi, it is a standard choice for Japanese martial arts practice weapons such as bokken, because it has a uniformly tight grain structure due to its continuous growing season. It should not be confused with the oriental or Asian white oak, Quercus aliena.
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