Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree
Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree
Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree
Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree
Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree
Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree
Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree

Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree

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Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens' - Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree is a vigorous, dense, pyramidal growing evergreen with leathery dark green leaves foliage with small spiked edging. During the winter time light green berries that mature into orange-red berries bring a pop of color against the dense foliage. Birds are attracted to its fruit and will be a good food supply during the colder months.   

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Drought tolerant once established.

Yellow flowers, non-fragrant

Additional features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Wildlife, Attracts Pollinators, and Disease Resistant

This Nellie R Stevens Holly Tree comes in a 3 pack - of 2.5" cups

Size: Mature size can reach 15' - 25' x 5' - 10'

Light: Full to partial sun

Hardiness zone: 6 - 9

Characteristics: Grows in a pyramidal shape. Evergreen boxwood. Develops round red fruit in winter months. Pruning is easy to do and encouraged for shaping.

Growth Rate: Fast

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Moist, rich, but is adaptable to all types of well draining soils with the pH 5.5-6.5. Tolerant to moderate drought once roots have been established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring.

Used commonly for hedging and privacy screening. Can plant as near as 5 - 6'ft apart.

Water regularly during first year after transplanting to ensure proper and healthy root growth. Water during periods of extreme drought.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 6 - 9

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