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104.‘Nellie R. Stevens’ Holly

Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
6 to 9
Height:
15 to 25 ft. broadly pyramidal
Spread:
Approximately 1/3 height
Habit:
Large evergreen shrub or small broad pyramidal tree
Light:

Soil:

Flowers:

Fruit:
Red, rounded, ¼ to 1/3 inch; heavily fruitful but not persistent
Landscape use:
Very vigorous and relatively fast-growing; one of the best hollies for the southern states and one of the most commonly used
History:
Named for the owner, Nellie R. Stevens, Oxford, MD, it was released by G.A. Van Lennep, Jr. in 1954
Pests\Problems:
None noted
Significant Features:
Leaves are lustrous, dark green, slightly bullate, with 2 or 3 teeth on each side

 

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