Quercus iIex (Holm Oak) 200-250cm in 30 ltr pot


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Quercus iIex 200-250cm in 30 ltr pot

Quercus ilex, the Holm Oak or Holly Oak is a evergreen oak native to the Mediterranean region but it has been grown in Britain since the 1500’s. It takes its name from holm, an ancient name for holly.

Uses are:

  • Urban Sites
  • Woodland Sites
  • Garden
  • Cold Exposed Sites
  • Light Sandy Sites
  • Avenue Trees
  • Parkland Trees
  • Screening Trees

This evergreen plant flowers with catkins in early spring.

Quercus ilex (Holm Oak) catkins

Quercus ilex (Holm Oak) catkins

Demands: Tolerant of most conditions. Must be well drained soil

Foliage: Leathery, dark green, evergreen leaves with a whitish underside

Bark: Grey bark, smooth when young and becoming fissured with age.

Fruit: Small acorns

Holm Oak acrorn

Holm Oak acrorn