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Quercus ilex - Holm Oak

Product Description

Holm Oak

Grown as a Tree

Quercus ilex makes an imposing specimen tree as tall as any mighty Oak, Introduced From the Northern Mediterranean in the 1600's, Holm Oaks were often planted as entrance trees in larger estates, and many still remain alive today. Best known for its incredible coastal resilience and salt tolerance; though it prefers drier soils it does fairly well on damp soils. It is quite an important wildlife tree as it tends to form a hollow trunk at a relatively young age and plays host to many different Fungi. Fantastic specimens of Quercus ilex can be seen at Fota Arboretum in East Cork and St. Annes Park, Raheny, Dublin 5.

Grown as a Hedge

Another good option, though rarely utilized is growing Holm Oak as a tough sturdy formal seaside hedge. Its grey holly-like evergreen leaves can also be clipped and trained into topiary. Like Hawthorn, you get best results from this hedge when you cut it hard when it is young making it bush out. Hardy, it likes free draining soils.

Site: Tolerates coastal exposure, not suitable for cold inland areas
Soil: Any free draining soil
Position: Full sun
Season of Interest: Evergreen, masses of fruit
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 40ft (12m)  Spread: 30ft (9m)
Hedge Spacings: 1 to 2ft (30 - 60cm) apart depending on the eventual height of the hedge

Potted plants can be ordered & delivered at any time of year, if in stock.

Bareroot plants can be ordered, when in stock, for delivery from November to April.

For more info on bareroot delivery dates CLICK HERE

Size
€6.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

1L Pot (Young Tree 1-2ft )

QuantityPrice Each
0 - 9 €6.00
10 + €5.50

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MAIL ORDER:

Packing & delivery charges within The Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland are €15 per order.

If your full order is in stock, we usually deliver within a week to 10 days of receiving your order, often sooner. We will get in touch if there are any issues with availability - see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

 

DELIVERY:

Shipping times are currently 3 to 10 working days from when we receive your order. We are currently using An Post, DPD, Nightline and Prompto Courier companies.

Once your order has shipped it may arrive the next day or it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit.


Delivery charges to the
rest of the UK are as follows:

€20 for orders up to €100
€35 for orders up to €250
€50 for orders over €250

Please note, there are some height (1.75m max) and other restrictions on what we can ship to the rest of the UK, we will let you know if there are any issues when you place your order.

Delivery charges are calculated & added to your order at the checkout stage.

- see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

COLLECTION FROM THE NURSERY:

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the nursery, we just require 24 to 48 hours notice and we will be in touch with any issues with availability and to let you know that your order is ready. Orders must be collected within 2 weeks of placing the order unless otherwise agreed. Please use the discount code COLLECT at the checkout to avail of free collection.

COLLECTION FROM SHOWS:

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the various shows we attend around the country - from April to September. See more info about the shows we attend HERE

POTTED PLANTS:

BAREROOT PLANTS:

Please note. Heights given are approximate and reflect the relative age
and strength of plants as well as their actual height. 

For more information about choosing Potted or Bareroot plants click HERE

OUR PROMISE TO YOU...

RANGE
We source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond, each plant is chosen for its Useful, Fruitful or Beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden & landscape, we strive to stock an outstanding range, from native to unusual & rare.


ENVIRONMENT
We manage our nursery on organic principles, all our potting, planting, lifting & weeding is done by hand & we use peat free compost, we strive to have the least impact on the planet as possible and are always looking for ways we can improve.


QUALITY
Plant quality is especially important to us. When we gather your order, we pick the best possible size & shape for the grade & always check for healthy roots & grafts. We take plant health very seriously and inspect our nursery for any signs of pests & disease regularly.


SERVICE
We have a skilled team who go to great lengths to make our plants arrive to you in the best possible condition, our priority is to supply an inspiring range of top quality plants with excellent customer service whether you are using our Mail Order Service or calling to the Nursery & Garden Centre.


We are a passionate team who love what we do and are always available to offer advice or answer any questions - by phone 027 66176 or by email info@futureforests.ie and very much in person, our nursery is open 7 days a week.