Quercus ilex

Holly Oak

This evergreen oak is quite hardy and can be pruned into a hedge, pleached screen or even grown into a large tree.

Flowers:  N/A

Fruit:  Small green acorns

Bark:  Smooth grey green when young, and roughens up with age.

Leaves:  Evergreen holly-like leaves.

Autumn colour:  N/A.

Ultimate height:  20m

Uses:  Screening and protection from winds.  As an evergreen it gives structure to the garden during the winter months.

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Quercus ilex - New Wood Trees