Nellie Stevens Holly

Nellie Stevens Holly

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Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'

A large shrub or small tree, Nellie Stevens Holly is the result of a cross between English holly (Ilex aquifolium) and Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta). From the English it received strikingly handsome leaves. From the Chinese came large red berries produced without aid of pollination.

This is a rapid growing holly reaching a height of 15-35' within 20 years. Grows well in sun to partial shade; drought tolerant; does not like soil to stay wet. Tall, broadly pyramidal, and dense, so it makes an excellent screen.

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Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery & Lake Tree Growers in Whigham, GA.
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub or Small Tree
Foliage Type Broadleaf Evergreen
Height 20' - 30'
Spread 10' - 15'
Shape Pyramidal
Primary Foliage Color (Glossy) Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color
(Glossy) Dark Green
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color White
Berries Red
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage. Water as needed (especially the first year & during periods of drought)