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Holly - Nellie R. Stevens


Evergreen - Sun to shade
Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'   
Ht.: 10-20' Spread: 10-20'
EYE-lex       Spacing: 4-14'

HABIT:  Insignificant white flowers in spring, large, showy red berries in fall and winter. Large, dark green leaves.

CULTURE: Extremely durable. More compact and healthy in full sun but can tolerate fairly heavy shade. Tolerates severe weather conditions.

USES:  Screen or specimen plant. Can be trimmed into ornamental tree. Good in containers.

PROBLEMS: One of the most durable plants available.

NOTES:  'Nellie R. Stevens' is a cross between Ilex aquifolium, English holly, and Ilex cornuta, Chinese holly. 'Mary Nell' holly is a similar large growing holly with serrated leaves.


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