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Nellie Stevens Holly Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'

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Evergreen Trees

  • Nellie Stevens Holly
  • Nellie Stevens Holly
  • Nellie Stevens Holly
  • Nellie Stevens Holly
  • Nellie Stevens Holly

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Why Nellie Stevens Hollies?

The Nellie Stevens has soared in popularity. Why? Well, for starters, it's the ideal selection for both hedging and privacy screening, especially since it grows up to 3 feet each year.

  • And it thrives on neglect, growing in partial sun or shade.
  • Nellies stay deep green year-round, unlike other hedge trees that brown out in heat and drought.
  • You control how they grow - whether that's naturally into a dense, pyramidal shape that matures at 15 to 25 feet in height, or pruned into a tall box hedge
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Product Details

Mature Height: 15-25 ft.
Mature Width: 5-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 6-9 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors

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Product Description

Popular Hedge for Complete Year-Round Privacy

Why Nellie Stevens Hollies?

The Nellie Stevens has soared in popularity. Why? Well, for starters, it's the ideal selection for both hedging and privacy screening, especially since it grows up to 3 feet each year.

Plus, it thrives on neglect. No green thumb is no problem since they grow in sun or partial shade. And you'll appreciate how these holly trees stay deep green year-round, unlike other hedge trees that can brown out during either the summer heat or mild droughts.

Plant each Nellie Stevens Holly 5 to 6 feet apart for a living wall that gives you complete privacy, no holes and no gaps. You control how they grow - whether that's naturally into a dense, pyramidal shape that matures at 15 to 25 feet in height, or pruned into a tall box hedge.

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And because they grow as much as 2 to 3 feet per year without pruning, they're truly one-of-a-kind. Furthermore, during the winter months, you'll enjoy the Nellie Stevens' red berries against its deep green foliage. Clip off a few branches to decorate your home for the holidays. Dazzling, graceful wildlife also emerges since those berries attract an array of birds.

But the best part? We plant, grow and nurture our Nellie Stevens for best results. That means you get effortless, amazing-growing benefits without hassle on your part. Once your Nellie is shipped to your door, it's ready to grow and adapt easily in your own landscape.

You won't find a better privacy screen at such a low price. These will sell out shortly, so hurry and grab a few Nellie Stevens of your own!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose a planting area with full sun to partial shade (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). They need the sun to develop the pretty red fruits, and while Hollies have both “male” and “female” plants, Nellie Stevens is a variety that produces berries reliably without a “male” around for pollination.

To plant your Nellie (be sure to wear gloves), dig a hole as deep as the tree’s root ball and twice as wide. Remove the tree from the container and place in the hole (this is where the gloves come in handy) If the tree’s root ball is situated lower than the surrounding soil, pick up the tree and add some more soil to the hole.

Fill in around the tree with a 50/50 blend of the native soil you removed from the planting hole and a mixture of gardening soil. Mulch around your tree with shredded hardwood or pine straw.

2. Watering: Nellie Stevens is fairly drought tolerant. Water new trees twice a week for the first two months. After two months, water once a week up until six months. At that time, the tree will be well-established and will only need extra water if it is very windy and sunny during the winter.

A good rule of thumb for watering broad-leaf evergreens (trees with wide evergreen leaves) is to water deeply (count to forty on each plant) once a week for the month before the ground typically freezes. If you have several days above 50 to 60 degrees in the winter, it doesn’t hurt to give your Nellie Stevens Holly trees a drink.

3. Pruning: Holly Trees grow tall and shapely without much pruning. If you want a bushier, rounder plant, cut off the top of the tree. This will cause buds in the interior of the tree to sprout and the tree will have a fuller look. You can also hedge or prune these trees for shape. Always cut back to a leaf to hide your pruning cuts.

4. Fertilizing: Fertilize Hollies in the spring and fall with special fertilizer made for acid-loving plants. Holly-Tone is widely used for fertilizing.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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SR
10/08/2021
S R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Arrived fast, as described

well packaged, base of plant was wrapped in plastic bags and zip tied at the bottom to keep the soil in place during transport. The photos are of the 10 plant bundle. Ppm you

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09/12/2021
Stewye
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Plant

Shipped on time and looks great with lots of leaves

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07/31/2021
DeAnna W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Fast & Fruitful

The ordering process was easy and we received our order fast. Being in the next state was probably a factor. After planting and watering along with some recent hard rains, we've noticed growth. That testifies to the quality of the product. Looking forward to seeing their growth providing the screen that we are hoping for. If they do, we'll be ordering more for the other sides of our property.

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06/26/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Follow up 2 months after purchase AMAZING GROWTH!

Bought 3 Nellie Stevens 3-4 feet in April. Planted them in a not so sunny area, they get some sun during the day and patches of sunshine and shade most of the day, also shade other times of day. When planted, I added fertilizer Holly-tone. For about 2 months they did great, but zero growth. Then they started blooming again like crazy and all of a sudden they just starting throwing green leave buds everywhere. Within just 2 weeks the grew like crazy... about 5 or 6 inches, all over the three... It-s just June, so by the end of the seazon they will probably be a lot taller... will add some pictures too, but growth is not so clear in the pic...... I really love these trees.. good for privacy. So happy with the purchase. Will fertilize 2 times a year, spring and fall.

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05/22/2021
Amy
United States United States
I recommend this product

Look good

I ordered 5 of the Nellie Hollys. They arrived intact boxed together in one box. Leaves are green with some berries. My order arrived a day later then expected but that was not due to this company it was due to Fed Ex. Even despite that, Plants were in good shape. I purchased 1-2 Ft. and they are all at least 2 ft. If not more. Planted a couple the first day. Obviously cannot comment on growth rate yet but I would order from this company again. So far very pleased.

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