Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ Nellie R. Stevens Holly

lex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ is a cross between Ilex aquifolium (English Holly) and Ilex cornuta (Chinese Holly) and has a dense, conical growth habit. This Holly can get up to 20-30 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Nellie R. Stevens is a female and produces an abundance of red berries and sets fruit without a male, but is heavier with one. The leaves have spines that come in 1s 3s or 5s and a downward curl. Nellie R. Stevens is somewhat soil adaptable and is one of the best Hollies for the South.

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