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Nellie Stevens Holly

Nellie Stevens Holly
Images shown are of mature plants
Regular price $24.95 Sale price
$24.95
  • 1-2 ft. $24.95
  • 2-3 ft. $39.95 (20% Off)
  • 3-4 ft. $79.95
  • 10-Pack (1-2 ft.) $199.95 ($19.99 each)

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉) 
    
    
    
      6-9 outdoors
    
   Map 6-9 outdoors
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

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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!

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06/04/2019
KAY E.
United States

Five Star products and service

I ordered several of the Nellie R Stevens hollies over a period of about a month. I ordered and received three different shipments and received each one in a timely manner and in great condition. The packaging was very good and there was no damage to any of the trees upon arrival. My husband has been planting them along our fence line to create a privacy screen. The plants are doing well so far, and we are looking forward to watching their continued growth.

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05/18/2019
Anonymous
United States

Nellie Stevens Holly Review

The Hollies arrived well packaged with a good root system. Less than 3 weeks after planting, the ew growth branches have grown 4". Very healthy growth, and I am looking forward to a full screen in 5 years.

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05/14/2019
Anonymous
United States

Beautiful!!

These came very quickly and were packaged very well! I will definitely buy from them again!!

DM
05/12/2019
Daryl M.
United States

Great

Great experience. Arrived healthy. Planted it and it’s doing well.

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05/02/2019
Anonymous
United States

Look forward to these as full grown trees.

So far, so good. Even in the pots they put out new growth.


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.


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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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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