This is one of those trees which, when mature, should sit atop a slight rise in the landscape so its glorious large and rounded crown can be appreciated, similar in form to the English oak. The leaves are a classic deep green and provide ample shade for anyone resting against its trunk. Just not in Autumn, as that’s when acorns from the female flowers turn dark red before dropping. This hardy evergreen can be grown into a strong (and salt wind tolerant) hedge, or left to grow to 10 x 5 m.
Suitable for: Evergreen avenue or street tree, screening, hedging or pleaching.
Features: Hardy evergreen tree that also tolerates coastal conditions