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Quercus ilex

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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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.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 50 cm tall)

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Quercus ilex | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus ilex | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

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.

Plant Finder: about Quercus ilex

Common names

Holm oak, Evergreen oak, Holly-leaved oak, Oak


Quercus ilex (Holm oak). This species produces a round-headed dense evergreen species which grows about 27m. The leaves are oval and toothed and they are lustrous dark green above and white and downy underneath.


They will thrive in deep, damp, well-drained soil. Some of the species like full sun, while others prefer partial-shade.

Interest and use

Specimen, hedging. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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