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Nellie R. Stevens Holly

Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'

Pronunciation: I-leks
SKU #04530
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description One of the most attractive of all hollies! Vigorous growing with a broad pyramidal tree-like form, dense branching, and lustrous, dark green, leathery foliage. An excellent hedge, screen, or specimen. Produces large, bright orange-red berries without a male pollenizer; plant with a male Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta) for increased berry set. Evergreen.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous
Mature Size Quickly reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Pyramidal
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas A vigorous grower, this Holly's huge proportions place it in the tree category, either shaped into a spreading semi-formal canopy or encouraged to grow vertical as a specimen. Line up several for a durable evergreen windbreak. Both prickly and dense, it's a security barrier and privacy screen. Produces berries if provided a male Chinese Holly.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
CARE
Care Easily grown in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil, but highly adaptable; avoid heavy, wet soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates mild drought, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

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