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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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Young nellie stevens holly growing in a nursery container

Bold specimen shrub with dense foliage

Typical conical form

Tree or standard form that is approximately ten years old

Makes an excellent privacy hedge in a clipped or unclipped form

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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:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
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.