An interesting variety with tough, leathery ovate foliage that is deep green with wavy margins and rough texture; fast growing for an oak, a tough and adaptable southern tree, best for larger landscapes; prefers loose, slightly acidic soils. Loquat Leaf Oak has dark green foliage with lime green undersides which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The serrated oval leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.