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Nellie Stevens Holly

Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'

Nellie Stevens Holly is the fastest-growing member of all holly trees. It is an evergreen pyramidal tree, which can reach up to 20 feet tall and up to 15 feet wide at the base which makes it good for use as a tall screen. Nellie Stevens Hollies make beautiful privacy screens or buffer plantings. Birds adore the red berries.

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Nellie Stevens Holly Trees for Sale Online

Nellie Stevens Holly is the fast-growing member of all holly trees. It is an evergreen pyramidal tree, which can reach up to 25 feet tall and up to 15 feet wide at the base which makes it good for use as a tall screen or formal hedge. Nellie Stevens Hollies make a beautiful privacy screen or buffer planting.

Hardy to Zone 6, Nellie R Stevens Holly grows well in a variety of soils but prefers good drainage and full sun. When planting alone the tree takes on a broad pyramidal shape and can be grown as a specimen tree to break sight-lines. Double row plantings of Nellie Stevens Holly are a great way to not only create privacy but to reduce noise from a busy roadway adjacent to your property for example.

Nellie Stevens Holly trees also make a wonderful backdrop for planting beds the pleasing dark green color makes its white flowers really stand out especially in the winter when it has its bright red berries. If it is pruned every year, Nellie Stevens Holly will create a formal dark-green evergreen screen or box-shaped hedge, similar to a Yew hedge. Nellie Stevens Holly can be kept to any height as long as you trim it once or twice a year.

Nellie Stevens Holly can also be planted in clusters in corners of the garden or to hide smaller permanent fixtures in the garden such as well caps or utility boxes. Clusters can be used at the ends of shrub borders or even in the middle to bring symmetry or vertical elements into the garden. Shrub borders tend to be uniform in height but by adding clusters of larger evergreen trees you bring variations in height as well as a sense of permanence to the garden.

Nellie Stevens Holly Tree Plant GuideHow to Plant Nellie Stevens Holly Trees

Growzone: 6-9 Nellie Stevens Holly Hardiness Zone
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
Mature Height: 15 to 20 Feet
Mature Width: 10 to 12 Feet
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Foliage Color: Dark green
Growth Form: Upright pyramidal
Soil Conditions: Very tolerant of most soil conditions

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