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Botanical name: Quercus ilex
Other names: Holm oak, Evergreen oak, Holly-leaved oak, Holly-oak, Ilex
Species: Q. ilex - Q. ilex is a large evergreen tree forming a dense crown of rounded leaves and inconspicuous yellow-green catkins in spring followed by characteristic acorns.
Quercus ilex is: Evergreen
Flower: Yellow-green in Spring
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Fruit: Brown in Autumn
Tree shape: Large, rounded crown
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Pruning: Can be used as hedging in coastal areas if pruned accordingly.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Grafting, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Quercus ilex (Holm oak) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean
Cultivation: Plant in deep, fertile, well-drained soil.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Shade|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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