Nellie R. Stevens Holly is a large conical evergreen shrub with spiny glossy dark green leaves. The clusters of inconspicuous flowers in spring give way to bright red fruits in fall which lasts through winter. Best planted in moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils. Hollies are dioecious and need both male and female plants to produce fruit. It can be trained as a small tree.
15' - 20'
8’ - 12'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
6 - 9
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Water regularly. Well-drained soils essential. Potential issues include mites, scale, leaf spot, rot, and mildew. Susceptible to leaf scorch or drop if not protected from afternoon sun in hotter climates.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings,Borders, Woodland Gardens,Wildlife Gardens, Privacy Screen, Hedges, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.
COMPANION PLANTS: Hydrangea,Camellia,Pieris
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