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QUERCUS ilex

Commonly known as Evergreen oak, Holm oak



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  • Evergreen - very variable leaves. Usually oblong-ovate to lance-shaped, entire or toothed, glossy, dark green to 8cm (3in) long, grey-hairy beneath and silvery grey when young.
  • Height - 25m (82ft)
  • Spread - 20m (66ft)
  • Tree - smooth, dark grey bark. Produces oblong-ovoid to nearly rounded acorns, solitary or in groups of 2 or 3.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) - young trees susceptible to frost
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bracket fungus
  • Place of origin - southwestern Europe
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
Quercus - Care Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
25m (82ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (66ft)
 

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