Mature Quercus ilex planted in the landscape
Mature Quercus ilex planted in the landscape
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Quercus ilex multi-stem small 2022

Quercus ilex multi stem

Holm Oak, Holly Oak, Evergreen Oak

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 Quercus Ilex is known by a number of names :- Holm oak, Holly oak and the Evergreen oak tree.

In fact "Holm" is an old english word for Holly!

At Barcham we grow Quercus ilex both as a standard tree and multi-stemmed bush.

Multi-stemmed Holm Oak are useful for low level screening/hedging and can also help act as a wind break. It is important to note that Quercus ilex can grow into a large tree and therefore to keep the size reduced regular pruning is required.

Quercus Ilex is a native of Mediterranean countries, but it has been grown in Britain since the 1500s.

However Holm oak trees are now thought to be a native of Southern Ireland.

It has dark green foliage with yellow catkins in spring producing acorns in autumn.

The timber is hard and long-lasting, used for joinery, vine-props and for charcoal.

This oak tree won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002 and is surely one of the most majestic of evergreen trees grown in the UK.

This suprisingly versatile tree can be used for coastal planting where most evergreens struggle with the harsh conditions.

Holm Oak trees also tolerate shade and air pollution. Suitable for parks and gardens but thriving best on free draining soils

Mature height: 20m+

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Holm Oak, Holly Oak, Evergreen Oak
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