Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'/Nellie Stevens Holly

Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' / Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'
Young nellie stevens holly growing in a nursery container
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Scientific Name: Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'
Common Name: Nellie Stevens Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: A female close that can be pollinated by other cultivars or is reported to set seeds without pollination. This vigorously growing cultivar is drought and heat tolerant, but does poorly if its roots are in wet or poorly drained soils. It is one of the best hollies for the South.