Holly Oak

Scientific NameQuercus ilex
Common NameHolly Oak, Evergreen Oak, Holm Oak
Hebrew Nameאלון אילקס

The Holly Oak (also known as the Evergreen Oak or the Holm Oak) is a large evergreen tree native to Israel and the Mediterranean region. The resemblance of the foliage is similar to that of the common European holly, Ilex aquifolium, and has led to both its common and botanical name.

The Holly Oak is an evergreen tree of notable size, capable of attaining a height of up to 28 meters in favorable climates. Once they successfully take root, these trees can grow and thrive for many centuries. Some Holly Oak trees growing today in Spain and Malta are estimated to be over 1,000 years old.

With its picturesque silhouette, pendulous low-hanging branches, and impressive size, the Holly Oak bestows an imposing and regal appearance to any forest.