01-13 – The Taiwan Konara (Quercus serrata var. brevipetiolata) is an uncommon ornamental Asian oak with colorful foliage in both spring and fall. This is the rare Taiwanese form of the species, grown from planted trees found at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky and identified by visiting Japanese oak expert Sadahiko Katoh. The southern area of its natural provenance has not adversely affected its hardiness here. We believe that only the hardiest among them survived being planted at Cave Hill Cemetery, and those survivors were the source for ours.
Location: 39.821412 N, 89.661240 W
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