Ornamental shrub which can be grown singular or in hedges. It is used for its wood and its sour tasting acorns can feed goats and pigs.
Deciduous shrub growing up to 3m with yellow flowers. Spiny-serrated coriaceous leaves. The acorn is held in a thorny cup.
It adapts very well to any types of soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.