Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’
- Ideal selection for hedges and privacy screens
- Grows up to 3 ft. per year
- Thrives on neglect
- Stays deep green all year
The Nellie R. Stevens Holly is a cross between the English Holly and Chinese Holly. The Nellie R. Stevens Holly has a naturally dense broad pyramidal shape. The leaves on Nellies are glossy with dark green color and are among the darkest of any plant. Nellies produces inconspicuous white flowers in the spring. Unlike most holly varieties, Nellies grow tall and stay deep green throughout all seasons.In the winter it is loaded with berries, in the summer the foliage remains a dark green. This fast growing, evergreen privacy and screen tree is perfect as a buffer hedge or a stand alone beauty.
You’ll appreciate how these holly trees stay deep green all year, unlike other hedge trees that can brown out during either the summer heat or mild droughts. Landscapers have fueled a great demand for the Nellie Stevens. In addition to being attractive, these trees can be planted and forgotten. They withstand poor soil, drought and even neglect.