Quercus ilex ‘Ballota’

Holm Oak, Holly Oak


  • Small dark green leaves slightly toothed on the edges.
  • Round headed trees—with some pendulous branches.


  • A great screening plant when trimmed.
  • Ideal for coastal conditions.
  • Great large tree for year round screening and wind protection.

Growing Conditions

  • Very frost, coastal and wind hardy.
  • Will cope with very dry to  moist soil conditions.
  • Full sun.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 1.5m
10 year old tree 4.0m 3.0m
Country of Origin:   Mediterranean
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