|Quercus acutissima grows from 35 to 45 feet in height with a broad rounded form, wide spreading branches. New leaves emerge golden yellow, they lack the typical oak-leaf shape, are simple, dark green in summer, yellow to golden brown in fall. The bark is deeply furrowed, gaining a corky appearance. Spring flowers are golden catkins, males 4 inches long. The fruit is an acorn, fall ripening. No serious diseases, fine ornamental tree. Native to Japan, Korea and China.