|Quercus ilex 'Verduzzo' Jablonski Journ. Int. Oak Soc., 21: 40 (2010)|
Subgenus Quercus, section Quercus (the white oaks)
Named by the originator, André Charlier, after the fresh green wine called "Verduzzo" from Friaul Province, Italy.
An evergreen tree, originated around 1974. Young shoots grey-green hairy, as are the underside of the leaves. Leaves lanceolate, up to 5.5 × 2.8 cm, fresh green above and sparsely hairy, margin more or less undulate with a few spines in the upper half of the leave blade. Leaf apex apiculate. Petiole 0.7 - 1 cm. The whole tree has a fresh green look. Raised from seed collected by the Dalmatian coast opposite the island of Rab in Croatia. Out of a batch of some 100 acorns, only this one germinated. The 20 year old plant has reached 7 × 4 m.
Harold Hillier Herbarium HILL, Standard Specimen No. 6810, E. J. Jablonski 08082008, 20 August 2008, collected together with Piers Trehane and André Charlier from the original plant (ortet) at Arboretum Closerie Chêne, Esneux, Belgium.