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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.
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Mature Height:

15-25 Feet

Mature Spread:

8-12 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Family: Aquafoliaceae · Common Name: Holly / Winterberry

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 3373

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(3 units available now - S)

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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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Customer Testimonials

You are amazing! we will not order from anyone else, but you~ These days, everything cost so much more money, it makes us feel good knowing we can get our money's worth from sooner Plant Farm. You care very much for your customers, and that shows! It is so nice to be able to trust in someone you do not know. Thank you, We look forward to doing business with you in the spring. We ask Jesus to Bless your business~ Merry Christmas, Ray & Martie

Minneapolis, KS
December 2014

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