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Plant Characteristics

Northern States Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Edible Fruit
  • Wind / Dust Break
  • Wind / Dust Break
Growth Rate
  • Medium
Flower Color
  • White
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Average
Seasons of Interest
  • Year Round
Best Usages
  • Accent Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Wildlife Habitat
Best Characteristics
  • Foliage

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Ilex is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

Dr. Carl Whitcomb calls this "An amazingly durable and tolerant holly that thrives under a wide range of conditions. Especially drought-resistant and a prolific producer of bright red berries."

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Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'

Buy Nellie R. Stevens Holly online. A hybrid between I. aquifolium and I. cornuta. Nelli R. Stevens grows into a large dense broadleaf evergreen shrub. Easy to trained into a small tree. Inconspicuous small greenish-white flowers appear in spring. Followed by abundant bright red berries appear fall and persist through winter.

Mature Height:

15-25 Feet

Mature Spread:

8-12 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Aquafoliaceae · Common Name: Holly / Winterberry

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 3373

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3147

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3374

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 3893

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
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15 gallon Potted

SKU: 4434

(12.7 gallons / 48 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
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25 gallon Potted

SKU: 4435

(27.6 gallons / 104 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
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