Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) trough hedging

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Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) trough hedging is an evergreen oak which is a native plant to the British Isles.  A glaucous green leaf that looks like a holly leaf adds unusual colour and shape to a hedge. Perfect for planting in exposed locations and will make a great shelter hedge in coastal areas as well.

Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) trough hedging

Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) trough hedging is also called Holm Oak and Holly Oak.  It is the only evergreen oak that grows in the United Kingdom.  The evergreen leaves are a stunning grey green that fade to a dark green as they become older.  When the leaves are younger, they have a tawny-beige or white indumentum (small hairs) which soon wears off.  The colour and shape of the leaves varies from plant to plant as well as by the age of the leaf with the youngest being the brightest and the oldest the darkest in colour.

Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) trough hedging is a fast-growing hedge which will form a dense hedge very quickly.  It responds well to trimming and clipping and this just makes it even more dense.  If left untrimmed it can form a tree as majestic as the common oak to which it is related.

Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) trough hedging is suitable for growing in nearly all the areas of the United Kingdom, but it is best to avoid the coldest inland areas.  It prefers a well-drained soil and is particularly useful in poor coastal soils.  It is also tolerant of growing in shade although this will reduce the brightness of the leaves making them more green than grey-green.

Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) was introduced in the United Kingdom in the 16th century and was given an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1984

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