Holm Oak (quercus ilex)

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Native to Southern Europe, this tree is one of several Holm Oaks in Birkenhead Park Its foliage is evergreen, with indiviual leaves being dark and glossy on the upper side but with a fawn 'felt' coating on the underneath.

Holm is an old English word for holly and this refers to the juvenile leaves that are often spiny.

Holm Oak Location(s)