Quercus ilex – Evergreen oak 1.25-1.5m tall

Quercus ilex is a large, slow-growing, evergreen tree with a black, cracked bark and a broad, rounded crown when mature. This tree has glossy, dark green leaves with toothed edges, similar to a holly, yellow catkins in the spring and small round acorns in late summer. The evergreen oak will reach a mature height of 20m, and it is often planted as a specimen tree in larger gardens, parks, and woodlands. This tree can also be clipped to form an evergreen screen, and when grown in bush form, it can be used to make an effective hedge. Quercus ilex is tolerant of dry winds, salt spray and air pollution which makes it a popular choice for coastal gardens, windy sites, or urban areas.

If the availability below is not listed as ‘In Stock’ please contact us for more information regarding the item.

We are always updating the stock for sale at our tree nursery, but some varieties may only be available through the winter season.



1.25-1.5m tall


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If the availability below is not listed as ‘In Stock’ please contact us for more information regarding the item. We are always updating the stock for sale at our tree nursery but some varieties may only be available through the winter season.

Quercus ilex – Evergreen oak 1.25-1.5m tall


  • Size : 1.25-1.5m tall
  • Botanical name/s : Quercus ilex
  • Common name/s : Evergreen oak
  • Flower / Foliage : Glossy green toothed leaves, yellow catkins in spring and acorns in late summer.
  • Plant type : Evergreen
  • Flowering period : N/A
  • Mature height : 20m or as clipped
  • Mature spread : Up to 12m
  • Growth rate : Moderate, fast when young
  • Recommended usage : Often planted as a specimen in larger gardens, parks, and woodland. This plant can also form an effective screen, hedge, or windbreak, ideal for coastal gardens.
  • Nursery grown : Yes


Once planted, Quercus ilex will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / underwater.

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 branches.

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.

How do I order from King & Co?

Order online

Your order may be placed via our Online Shop, which is fast simple and secure.

After your Online Shop order has been placed we will send an order confirmation email to the email address provided. This will provide you with details of your order, including the order number, which you should check and retain for your records. If there is an error in your order requirement, please contact us as soon as possible quoting your order number, so that we can rectify prior to dispatch.

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We will take your credit or debit card payment over the phone. Simply call us on 01376 340469 and one of our experienced team are always available to discuss your order.

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Collect your trees or shrubs from our Nursery in Rayne.


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How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 10am Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday – Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

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.