Quercus ilex

Holly Oak

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Mature Height & Spread: 30-60' x 30-60'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 4-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

A Bit More

One of the most popular oaks, Quercus ilex or Holly Oak is a Mediterranean native that feels very much at home in the western United States. Its stiff toothed leaves and fissured black bark impart a formidable demeanor to this stately tree. While it takes some time to mature, the Quercus ilex will outlast you or me. Expect an impressive rounded crown to develop with specimens measuring as between 30 and 60 feet tall and wide. It thrives in Western Garden zones 4-24 and needs regular water upon planting but is drought tolerant once mature. Coastal winds, inland heat and pests prove little trouble to this evergreen powerhouse. Give full or partial sun and room to roam. Its acorns attract squirrels and birds but it is deer resistant. Small flowers or catkins form in the spring but are insignificant. Boething Treeland Farms offers 15 gallon and 24” boxed Quercus ilex.

A Bit More

One of the most popular oaks, Quercus ilex or Holly Oak is a Mediterranean native that feels very much at home in the western United States. Its stiff toothed leaves and fissured black bark impart a formidable demeanor to this stately tree. While it takes some time to mature, the Quercus ilex will outlast you or me. Expect an impressive rounded crown to develop with specimens measuring as between 30 and 60 feet tall and wide. It thrives in Western Garden zones 4-24 and needs regular water upon planting but is drought tolerant once mature. Coastal winds, inland heat and pests prove little trouble to this evergreen powerhouse. Give full or partial sun and room to roam. Its acorns attract squirrels and birds but it is deer resistant. Small flowers or catkins form in the spring but are insignificant. Boething Treeland Farms offers 15 gallon and 24” boxed Quercus ilex.