Nellie R. Stevens Holly
Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and berries.|
|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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Outstanding Evergreen Shrub|
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