Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'
Nellie Stevens Holly
|Used to decorate many a home in winter, these are perhaps the most popular of all ornamental berry plants. Their showy berries often last for several months and attract birds. Most compact and fruitful in sun, Hollies will tolerate shade. On many Hollies, fruit is produced on female plants and pollen on male plants. To ensure plentiful fruit, plant both sexes near each other. They range from 1-foot dwarves to 50-foot trees. Useful as a hedge, barrier or background plant. Bugs can cause problems, but diseases are rare.
This large, fast-growing Holly can be trained as a tree. Excellent for Southern gardens, this Holly, with shiny dark leaves and large red berries, bears fruit at an early age. Best pollinated by Ilex cornuta or Ilex 'Edward Stevens'.
Attributes - Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'
Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Height: 10 ft. to 20 ft.
Width: 12 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Hot Climates. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Mealybugs, Scales.
Ilex 'Sparkleberry', Ilex aquifolium 'Echo', Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana', Ilex cornuta 'Rotunda', Ilex crenata, Ilex decidua, Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Girl', Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess', Ilex x meserveae 'China Boy', Ilex x meserveae 'China Girl', Ilex x meserveae 'Golden Girl', Ilex opaca, Ilex perado, Ilex pernyi, Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow', Ilex verticillata 'Harvest Red', Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red', Ilex verticillata x serrata 'Sparkleberry', Ilex vomitoria 'Pendula', Ilex vomitoria 'Schellings Dwarf'