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A large evergreen tree of 21–28 m in height in good conditions with a large trunk up to 6 m in girth and the crown forming a huge head of densely leafy branches with the terminal ends of the branches typically pendulous in older trees.
Attractive acorn fruits are produced one to three in a cluster usually 12–18 mm long.
The hardwood is strong and tough and has been used since ancient times for construction purposes as pillars, tools, wagons vessels and wine casks.
The holm oak is one of the top three trees used in the establishment of truffle orchards.
Can be clipped to form a tall hedge, suitable for coastal windbreaks. Prefers well-drained soil.
The holly or holm oak is native to the Mediterranean region.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
General note: Seeds of many plants are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.