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Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'

Description

A hybrid between I. aquifolium and I. cornuta.  Dense and conical this tall shrub can be trained into a small tree.  Use as a specimen plant, along foundations, in borders, hedges, or privacy screens.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#small tree#specimen#low maintenance#winter interest#air pollution tolerant#privacy#dense#glossy leaves#spiny leaves#borders#screening#evergreen shrub
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#small tree#specimen#low maintenance#winter interest#air pollution tolerant#privacy#dense#glossy leaves#spiny leaves#borders#screening#evergreen shrub
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ilex
    Family:
    Aquifoliaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Conical
    Dense
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    1/3" bright red fruits appear in fall and persist into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Prickly
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green glossy oblong leaves 4" long with spiny margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution