Trees by Genus

Genus 'Quercus'

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Quercus agrifolia
Quercus alba
Quercus bicolor
Quercus canariensis
Quercus castaneifolia
Quercus cerris
Quercus chrysolepis
Quercus coccinea
Quercus dentata
Quercus frainetto
Quercus glauca
Quercus x hispanica
Quercus ilex
Quercus imbricaria
Quercus kelloggii
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus x leana
Quercus libani
Quercus x ludoviciana
Quercus macranthera
Quercus macrocarpa
Quercus marilandica
Quercus myrsinifolia
Quercus nigra
Quercus palustris
Quercus petraea
Quercus phellos
Quercus pontica
Quercus prinus
Quercus pubescens
Quercus pyrenaica
Quercus pyrenaica 'Pendula'
Quercus robur
Quercus robur cv. 'Filicifolia'
Quercus robur forma purpurascens
Quercus rubra
Quercus schumardii
Quercus suber
Quercus trojana
Quercus x turneri
Quercus velutina

Quercus ilex (Holm Oak)

Quercus ilex

Also known as: Holly Oak

Native: Mediterranean region

Location: Common in parks and gardens and roadsides.

it make a good solid healthy looking tree as wide as it is tall with a dense dark appearance due to the abundance of its foliage. It thrives with clipping.


Leaves are variable in sizes 3.7-7.5cm long, and may have spine-tipped teeth or be untoothed. Young leaves have down on both surfaces but this soon falls away from the upper surface, leaving it dark glossy green.


Quercus ilex

Flowers appear with the new leaves in June, female flowers are in the new leaf axils.


Quercus ilex

The acorns up to 1.8cm long, fall in October, after good summers there is usually a very heavy crop.