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Quercus Ilex (Holm Oak)

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Quercus ilex (holm oak)

Quercus Ilex (Holm Oak)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: deep, fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing
Flowering period: June
Flower colour: golden-yellow male catkins
Other features: useful as a windbreak in coastal gardens
Hardiness: fully hardy
A rounded, evergreen tree with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and smooth dark grey bark. In June the new, silver-white leaves appear, along with the golden-yellow male catkins, followed in autumn by rounded acorns, either singularly or in bunches. An attractive tree which tolerates salt spray and strong winds, and is often seen planted as a windbreak or along avenues in coast towns.Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well- rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Minimal pruning is required.

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