Quercus coccifera NJM 12.006 (new)
Quercus coccifera NJM 12.006
'Kermes Oak'. The classic dwarf scrub oak of the Mediterranean basin, looking more like a holly. This collection from SW Turkey. A slow growing, drought resistant evergreen shrub, eventually reaching 2m or more in a sunny site. The foliage often emerges in beautiful shades of copper-red. This is the host plant of the cochineal producing Kermes insect.
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