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Quercus Ilex - Holm Oak

Quercus Ilex - Holm Oak

Type Tree, Evergreen
Size Large Tree
Form Rounded - Tree
Colours Grey Foliage
Care Some maintenance required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium growing

This large tree will slowly but surely become a bruiser so don’t plant it in a small garden unless you prepared to cut it back regularly. The small silver grey leaves are similar to olive, yet the tree itself is oak-like in stature and form and far hardier than olive.

Cultivation tips: Good on all well drained soils, including shallow chalk and sand, the Holme oak flourishes in exposed coastal locations where it is often grown for shelter or trimmed to shape. The eventual size of the tree makes it suitable for the largest of gardens as a specimen or evergreen boundary plant. can be pruned and grown as a hedge.
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