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Quercus ilex, (Holm Oak Bonsai), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Quercus ilex

Ballota Oak, Holly Oak, Holm Oak

Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
In Stock: 17.213 lb (Total:17.212lb)
  • Quercus ilex

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17.21 lb


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New Zealand

Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Discover the timeless charm of Quercus ilex, commonly known as the Holly Oak or Holm Oak - a large, evergreen oak native to the Mediterranean region. The name derives from 'holm', an ancient term for 'holly', reflecting its close resemblance in foliage. Part of the white oak genus, it is characterized by acorns that mature in a single summer. The very first trees nurtured from acorns in England are still standing within the majestic grounds of Mamhead Park in Devon. Holly Oak flaunts large, lush, glossy green leaves and bears fruits that ripen in the first season. This impressive tree is renowned for its solid evergreen form, an impressive architectural presence highly appreciated in urban and garden settings. Its wood, hard and sturdy, has been a favorite resource for construction, tool creation, and even charcoal manufacture since the ancient times. A noteworthy ecology user, Holly Oak serves as a habitat to the endangered primate Barbary macaque in the Atlas Mountains' forests.

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