Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’
Growth Habit: Fast growing pyramidal evergreen shrub.
Foliage: Dark evergreen leaves.
Mature Height: 15-20 feet.
Mature Width: 10 feet.
Parthenocarpic: self pollinating and does not require a pollinator to bear fruit
Spacing: Wind or privacy screen 5 to 6 feet apart.
Growth Rate: Fast; up to 3 feet per year once well established.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.
Soil Conditions: Prefers deep well-drained soil; adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions.
Tolerances: Shade and drought
Pruning/Trimming: Trimmed to a desired height, but not necessary. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
Fertilizer: Suggest a well-balance fertilizer like a 10-10-10 or 13-13-13 or even a Holly-toner. Feed in early spring and fall.
Uses: Decorative accent and ideally for wind or privacy screen. Used in most commercial and residential landscaping.
Moisture: Regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly.
Hardiness Zone: 6-9.