The foliage of Ilex aquifolium Nellie Stevens in detail
The foliage of Ilex aquifolium Nellie Stevens in detail
Ilex aquifolium Nellie Stevens feathered multi-stem cones on the Barcham Nursery
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Ilex aquifolium Nellie Stevens

Nellie Stevens Holly

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

Ilex aquifolium Nellie Stevens, known as Nellie Stevens Holly, grows well as a bush or a single stemmed tree.

An American female clone bred in the 1900s, it is a cross between Ilex aquifolium and Ilex cornuta.

Its lustrous green glossy leaves are more smooth than spikey and its orange / red berries are great for birds in the autumn.

Ilex aquifolium Nellie Stevens thrives on free draining soils and, being evergreen, is an ideal feature and screening tree for gardens.

Mature Height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening from ground level,
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.