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
Mature spread: 2-4m