Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens' - Nellie Stevens Holly Specimen.

Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'

Nellie R. Stevens Holly

Categories: Tree

A true specimen holly.  The Nellie R. Stevens can be pruned into a formal specimen or left to grow on its own as it maintains its natural upright pyramidal habit.  It will also pollinate with a Chinese Holly blooming at the same time in the spring from anywhere in the same area.  Nice dark green lustrous leaves are accented by red fruit in winter.  Not only are the berries attractive against the dark green leaves they provide food and shelter for birds.  Ours are grown as a single stem specimen.

We offer the Nellie R. Stevens 5'- 6' in a 15 gallon container.

More About Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'

  • Single specimen, small tree.
  • Barriers, borders, screen or windbreak.
  • Nice addition for formal gardens.
  • Food source for birds.

Interesting Notes:

The Nellie R. Stevens is a hybrid cross of Ilex cornuta and Ilex aquifolium introduced in 1954. Used extensively in the southern states for many years. 



15-25 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens' Characteristics


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Average Water


  • Specimen
  • Fast Growing
  • Evergreen
  • Focal Point
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Spring Bloomer