Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'
- Common Name(s):
- Nellie R. Stevens Holly
- Shrubs, Trees
A hybrid of I. aquifolium and I. cornuta; vigorous; drought and heat tolerant; pollination by I. cornuta; produces some fruit without male pollinator. This plant is moderately salt tolerant.
Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds. Flowers attract bees. Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksi. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
- 30-40 ft.
- Deep green
- Abundance of bright red fruit
- Sun to partial shade; prefers well drained soil but tolerates a range of soil types (heavy clay, damp); best to avoid wet sites
- Dense; upright; pyramidal
- 10-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Glossy, deep green leaves; attractive year round
NCCES plant id: 2022