Holm oak

Quercus ilex

Holm oak - Quercus ilex

Common Name: Holm oak
Genus: Quercus
Species: ilex

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 25.00 m (2500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 20.00 m (2000 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Gold, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


  • Other features: useful as a windbreak in coastal gardens

A rounded evergreen tree with lance-shaped dark green leaves and smooth dark grey bark. In June the new silver-white leaves appear along with the golden-yellow male catkins followed in autumn by rounded acorns either singularly or in bunches. An attractive tree which tolerates salt spray and strong winds and is often seen planted as a windbreak or along avenues in coast towns.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well- rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Minimal pruning is required.


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