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Ilex x (Holly, Nellie R. Stevens)

Holly, Nellie R. Stevens

Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'

Nellie R. Stevens holly stands out as a popular choice for landscapes in the state of Texas, offering a unique blend of beauty, resilience, and functionality. This evergreen shrub boasts glossy, dark green leaves and vibrant red berries, adding year-round interest to gardens and urban settings. Its dense growth habit and tolerance to a variety of environmental conditions make it a versatile and reliable option for Texas landscapes.

One of the primary uses of Nellie R. Stevens holly in Texas is as a hedging plant or privacy screen. Its dense foliage and fast growth rate make it well-suited for creating visual barriers and defining property lines. Whether used as a standalone hedge or incorporated into mixed borders, this holly cultivar provides both aesthetic appeal and functional benefits, such as noise reduction and windbreak.

Furthermore, Nellie R. Stevens holly is valued for its ability to thrive in the challenging climate of Texas, including heat, drought, and slightly alkaline soils, although it appreciates acidic soils more. Its adaptability to a range of soil types and its low maintenance requirements make it a popular choice for homeowners and landscapers seeking resilient plants that can withstand the rigors of Texas summers. Too much alkaline will turn leaves yellow, however regular fertilization and soil treatments will turn foliage back to green.

Medium Hedge

Flower Color:




15-20 Feet



10-15 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 6b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
HOL-NEL-15 #015 HOLLY, NELLIE R STEVENS Std Trunk View Current Crop Photo
HOL-NEL-05 #005 HOLLY, NELLIE R. STEVENS View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Needs
Soil pH Preference
Acidic or Alkaline
Toxic to Pets