Tree Trail  Bridgford Park..........................Photo No's / _MG_5447
Natures Images Photography
17/02/2010
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4 Quercus Ilex.         -  Holm  Oak

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Querus Ilex 

Evergreen Oak "Holm Oak".

A large tree with attractive corrugated back and rounded head of branches, the ends of which become pendulous with age. Leaves leathery, dark glossy green above, greyish downy beneath or glabnous. Tolerates shade.

Excepting certain conifers, this is probably the most majestic evergreen cultivated in the British Isles. Cultivated in England since the16th Century.

P. 349 The Hiller Manual of Trees and Shrubs 1996.

 

These images form part of the West Bridgford Park Tree Trail.

 Photos by Natures Images Photography.