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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.

Hardiness Zone: 6-9   ·   Mature Height: 15-25 Feet   ·   Mature Spread: 10-12 Feet


7 gallon Potted (SKU: 3893)
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List Price $225.00   In Stock

3 gallon Potted (SKU: 3147)
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List Price $80.00

15 gallon Potted (SKU: 4434)
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List Price $325.00

Family: Aquafoliaceae · Common Name: Holly / Winterberry

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  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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NELLIE R. STEVENS HOLLY Plant Characteristics

Bark Type*
Flower Color*
Growth Habit*
Compact Growing
Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
Leaf Color Fall*
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Leaf Color Winter*
Dark Green
Leaf Type*
Nature Assets*
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
Preferred Planting Season*
Fall Planting
Spring Planting
Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Drought Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
Cuttings or Divisions
Exposure (Short)
Full Sun

1 review(s) for NELLIE R. STEVENS HOLLY

  1. Chris Carletti - Apr 11, 2020
    Connecticut (Hardiness Zone: 6)

    Terrific Holly, fast growing and tolerates occasionally wet soil much better than most evergreens. I did have a couple badly damaged by deer, they picked them clean, every leaf was gone. They did recover and now I spray them in the winter. Maybe they are deer resistant when they are mature trees, but not when they are young and small.

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NELLIE R. STEVENS HOLLY Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips

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 free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes About NELLIE R. STEVENS HOLLY

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."