About This Plant

The holm oak, scientifically known as Quercus ilex, is an evergreen oak tree native to the Mediterranean region. It is recognised for its dark green, leathery leaves, which remain on the tree year-round. Holm oaks produce acorns and have a rounded canopy, making them a valuable species in landscaping and for providing shade.

The Story

Leaf

The leaves of the Holm Oak tree are typically dark green, oval to elliptical in shape, and have a leathery texture. The margins may feature small, spiny teeth, giving the leaves a serrated appearance. The arrangement is alternate, and the leaves can range in size, depending on the specific variety.

Produce

The tree produces small acorns that are approximately 2 to 3 centimetres long, each capped with a scaly cup, known as a cupule. These acorns are typically dark brown and are an essential component of the Holm Oak’s reproductive cycle.
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