The Nellie Stevens Holly tree (Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens') is a cross between the English holly (I. aquifolium) and the Chinese holly (I. cornuta). This Holly is a low maintenance tree that tolerates shade, sun, salt, pollution, and drought. This hardy bush-like tree is adaptable and versatile in the landscape.
The Nellie R Stevens Holly has naturally dense foliage and a broad pyramidal shape. The evergreen leaves are shiny with a deep green color. This holly tree produces petite white flowers in the spring that become an abundance of red berries in fall and winter. The berries emerge orange-red in later summer. Nellie Stevens Hollies grow to 25 feet tall and about 10 feet wide.
Pro Tip: All Nellie Stevens Hollies are self-pollinating and therefore produce berries. No worries of male and female plants! No pollinator required!