Quercus ilex - Evergreen Oak tree 8/10cm girth
Quercus Ilex is a large, slow growing, tough tree with a broad, rounded crown when mature. Also known as the Holly Oak and Holm Oak it has dark green, glossy leaves with toothed edges similar to a holly. In warmer areas it will bear yellow catkins in spring followed by small round acorns in late summer.
Quercus Ilex will make a very effective evergreen screen when clipped and is tolerant of dry soils, salt winds and air pollution. This size has been grown with a clear stem of approximately 1.8m making this is an ideal tree for creating privacy without encroaching on the rest of your garden as it can be kept to a size to suit the site. Is also grown in bush form to make a very effective hedge.
This is a great Specimen tree for larger gardens, parks and woodlands but equally at home clipped in the smallest of spaces.
Please select the size and quantity of your Oak tree below.
If the tree size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.
- 8/10cm girth
Quercus ilex - Evergreen Oak/Holm Oak tree
- Size: 8/10cm girth. Girth in CM equates roughly to height in feet. For example: 10/12cm girth = 10/12ft tall.
- Botanical name/s: Quercus Ilex
- Common name/s: Evergreen Oak, Holm Oak
- Flower / Foliage: Small catkins appear in spring in milder areas followed by small rounded acorns. The tough dark green leaves are toothed and similar to a holly.
- Plant type: Evergreen
- Flowering period: N/A
- Mature height: 20m as a specimen or any lower height if clipped
- Mature spread: Up to 12m
- Growth Rate: Medium, faster when young.
- Recommended usage: Quercus ilex is ideal in any larger size garden, park or woodland as a specimen or as a screening tree or hedge in smaller gardens. Will make an effective wind break in coastal conditions.
- Nursery grown: Yes
After Care / Plant Maintenance
- Once planted, Quercus ilex will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
- Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
- Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
- Remove any weeds from around the base of the Oak tree (including grass).
- Position/Aspect: North, south, east or west facing
- Soil: All moist well drained soils
- Hardiness: Quercus ilex is hardy in the UK in all but the most exposed colder regions
- Plant maintenance: Low maintenance
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We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.