Ilex Nellie Stevens Holly
Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' Holly, Fast-Growing Upright Evergreen Shrub
This upright evergreen shrub has smooth green leaves creating lush foliage. It produces small white flowers that bloom in spring and bright orange-red berries pollinated by male Chinese hollies. Rapidly growing up to 15-25 feet tall (10 feet wide).
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun, tolerates shade|
|Water:||Twice a week first growing season|
|Uses:||Larger bush, Topiary, Privacy Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Characteristics:||Evergreen, cold hardy, low maintenance|
|Soil Conditions:||Wide range of soils|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
A Beautiful Accent Plant for Your Garden, Nellie Stevens holly is an upright evergreen shrub with smooth green leaves and produces small white flowers in spring. This plant grows rapidly making it perfect for use as a shrub, border, small tree, tall hedge, Topiary or privacy Hedge for a screen on a larger property. Nellie Stevens tree are hardy, they can take some beating! Tough, tolerant of urban conditions and poor soil, the Nellie Stevens Holly will maintain its dense growth without clipping or form a solid hedge. Gives the height needed to screen from tall buildings and yet can be kept narrow too. This is the only holly that will produce berries without a male plant around.
- Nellies stay deep green year-round, unlike other hedge trees that brown out in heat and drought.
- You control how they grow - For Topiary form stand alone tree, or let it grow naturally into a dense, pyramidal shape that matures at 15 to 25 feet in height, or simply pruned into a tall box hedge.
Care & Maintenance
PLANTING, Best time for planting your sky pencil tree is from early spring to early fall right before frost of winter arrives. Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, gently press down as you fill the hole and thoroughly soak with a hose to ensure air pockets are eliminated, Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
LIGHT, Thrives in full sun, Tolerates shade
WATER your holly tree during the first two months twice a week, increase in extreme hot days, as plants mature reduce water frequency to once a week. You should always verify the top 2-3 inches of soil, if dry to the touch water as needed.
FERTILIZE your holly trees during spring before new growth begins, Applying a slow-release, 180 days duration, well balance fertilizer is probably the simplest solution and least expensive.
Pruning is necessary only to accomplish desired shape and form.
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