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Nellie Stevens Holly

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Once a weekFull sunDeer resistantFall to winter
 
  • Offers a dense, pyramid-like shape, making it excellent for privacy screens or hedges.
  • Produces vivid red berries that provide year-round interest and attract local wildlife.
  • Highly adaptable to a range of soil conditions, including clay, loam, and sandy soils.
 

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Nellie Stevens Holly, scientifically known as Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens', is a stunning evergreen shrub highly valued for its vibrant green foliage and bright red berries. This robust plant is renowned for its adaptability and is an exceptional choice for privacy screens or ornamental accents. With proper care, Nellie Stevens Holly will flourish across a variety of climates, making it an ideal pick for gardeners looking to add a perennial touch of vibrant color and privacy to their outdoor spaces.

Growth rate: Fast growth rate, reaching a mature height of 15-25 feet and a width of 5-10 feet.

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: Pruning is typically done in late winter or early spring to maintain the desired shape and remove any dead or diseased branches. Since the plant grows into a natural pyramid-like shape, minimal pruning is generally needed.

Fertilization: A balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in early spring can promote vigorous growth and berry production. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper application.

Winter Protection: In colder parts of its growing range, consider applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant for added winter protection. This will help retain moisture and provide some insulation against temperature fluctuations.


Select a site that offers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Dig a hole that is about twice the width of the root ball and just as deep. If the soil is poor, amend it with organic matter or compost for better drainage and fertility. Place the Nellie Stevens Holly in the hole, ensuring the top of the root ball is level with the ground. Fill the hole with soil, gently tamping it down to remove air pockets. Water the plant thoroughly immediately after planting. For optimum growth and berry production, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

Nellie Stevens Holly is relatively easy to care for when it comes to watering and sunlight. Aim to keep the soil consistently moist but well-drained, adjusting the watering frequency based on your climate and soil type. The plant performs exceptionally well in both full sun and partial shade, although some afternoon shade is beneficial in particularly hot areas.

We process and ship your order as quickly as possible, typically within 1-3 business days. You will receive a shipping confirmation with tracking information once your item(s) ship.

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

In cases of extreme cold or hot weather, we may temporarily delay shipping to ensure the well-being of your plants. Our primary focus is on delivering healthy and thriving plants to you. Rest assured, we'll make every effort to notify you of any delays promptly.

Please allow additional ship times during inclement weather and sale periods. We do not process or ship orders on the weekend or U.S. Holidays. Simply Trees is not responsible for delays due to carriers, local disruptions, or weather.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 6-9

Nellie Stevens Holly is best suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9, making it a versatile plant for a range of climates. It performs exceptionally well in moderate to warm areas and is relatively drought-tolerant once established. The plant also exhibits excellent cold-hardiness, thus expanding its adaptability to different weather conditions.

Our Process

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!