Holm Oak

Name: Holm Oak

Scientific name: Quercus ilex

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 30

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About: Introduced from the Mediterranean, a tall broadly spreading tree.

How to identify: Obviously an oak, with acorns, but evergreen, with dark glossy leaves, oval and slightly curved in at the sides.

Where: A planted tree, particularly near the coast and in parkland.

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