Quercus ilex
  • Quercus ilex
  • Quercus ilex

Quercus ilex

£18.50

(Holm Oak) A majestic large, evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean region of Europe, Quercus ilex is known for its deep green leaves, smooth grey bark and branching habit.

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A majestic, evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean region of Europe, Quercus ilex is known for its deep green leaves, smooth grey bark and branching habit.

Quercus ilex is a fantastic plant for 'screening' out buildings or unwanted views once established and also a handsome specimen tree for larger gardens.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained. Quercus ilex will grow on chalky soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow until established then moderate.
  • Habit: Eventually a large tree with a dense, rounded crown.
    • Height: up to 25 m (82 ft)
    • Spread: 20 m (65 ft)
  • Notes: Quercus ilex is drought resistant and generally grows well in coastal areas.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Evergreen, Screening/Hedge

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