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botanical name:
Quercus ilex
Quercus ilex © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Holm Oak, Holly Oak
family:  Fagaceae
characteristics: tree, evergreen
height: 25.00m
width: 20.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: brown & green
stem/bark: dark grey
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Dense, wide spreading, ultimately large evergreen tree. Glossy dark green leaves of variable shape, grey-hairy underneath. Young shoots and leaves are silvery grey-green. Greenish-yellow flowers in early summer, followed by rounded acorns, about 12mm long.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil in sun or shade. Tolerant of coastal exposure. Can grow to about 7m. in 10 years.
Can be clipped to form a hedge.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Magnificent parkland tree. Sometime planted along roadsides and very good for coastal planting or as a wind resistant hedge.

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