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Quercus ilex

Evergreen Oak, Holm Oak

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Quercus ilex grows, in time, into a large spreading, evergreen tree with dark, attractively fissured bark and a dense crown of small, leathery leaves - dark green above, downy cream cream below. Given space this is one of the most handsome trees that can be grown in the UK, although better suited to hotter and milder area. It can also be trimmed into topiary or hedging where its drought and salt wind tolerance make the Holm Oak a perfect for shelter screening. It has been grown in the UK since the 16th century.

Quercus ilex Identification Sheet

Mediterranean Europe
Common name(s)
Evergreen Oak, Holm Oak
Full sun to part shade, any good, well-drained soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
to -15C or lower
Skill level

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
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