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Plant Details

Quercus ilex

Holly Oak
Zone: 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 25 feet , Maximum 70 feet
Width: Maximum 60 feet
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Native to the Mediterranean, frequently grown as far north as the British Isles and occasionally in the western US. This olive green, silver tinted, medium to large tree, to 25-40 ft ft (more in a few hundred years) is most exquisitely adapted to dry summer climates and is a wonderful constituent of that Mediterranean look, just throw in an Italian cypress and some olives. Requires only well-drained soil and temperatures not falling below 0 to 10F, USDA zone 7, for any length of time. Not absolutely happy with the summer heat and humidity of the US Southeast unless in well-drained, exposed situations.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

Excepting certain conifers, this is probably the most majestic evergreen tree cultivated in the British Isles (Hillier); a large tree with ridged bark, a rounded head of branches, ; dark, glossy-green, variably toothed leaves. Sun/Med/GdDrain

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