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10 Evergreen Oak Tree 30-50cm 'Quercus Ilex', Ornamental Tree, Grow Acorns

£24.99

10 Evergreen Oak /Quercus Ilex Plant 30-50Cm 

Supplied in 9cm Pots


 A large evergreen tree with black, finely cracked bark,developing a massive rounded crown. Glossy dark green ovate leaves, whitish beneath contrast with whitish young foliage and yellow catkins.

Growing Details

Common Name: Evergreen oak
Genus: Quercus
Species: Ilex
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Dry
Height: 3500cm
Spread: 2500cm

Description

A large tree reaching 20?25 m tall in maturity. Flowering takes place in mid spring, and their fruit, called acorns, ripen by the following autumn. The acorns are 2?2.5 cm long, pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk, 3?7 cm long) with one to four acorns on each peduncle.

Oak is a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading crown of rugged branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health. A specimen of notable longevity is one in Stelmu??, Lithuania which is believed to be approximately 1,500 years old, possibly making it the oldest oak in Europe; another specimen, called the 'Kongeegen' ('Kings Oak'), estimated to be about 1,200 years old, grows in Jaegerspris, Denmark. Yet another can be found in Kvilleken, Sweden, .It is over 1,000 years old and 14 meters around. Of maiden (not pollarded) specimens, one of the oldest is the great oak of Ivenack, Germany. Tree-ring research of this tree and other oaks nearby gives an estimated age of 700 to 800 years old. Also the 'Bowthorpe Oak' in Lincolnshire, England is estimated to be 1,000 years old making it the oldest in the UK

 

Ornamental
Evergreen Oak
All year round
Ilex
Moist but well drained,Chalk,Clay,Loam,Sand
Acid, Neutral,Alkaline
Evergreen
Full Sun,Partial Shade
Quercus
H4 (-10 to -5C)
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