Ilex Nellie Stevens-Holly Nellie Stevens, Half Standard Form

Ilex 'Nellie Stevens' is a great choice for a quintessential holly tree, grown as a half standard specimen with a rounded evergreen head. The smaller holly is growing on a clear stem measuring between 85cm - 90cm and this is growing in an 18L pot. The larger size has a clear stem measuring between 90cm - 100cm and is growing in a 55L pot. The holly head measures from around 40cms for the smaller and up to 80cm for the larger, depending on the amount of pruning that has been carried out. The foliage is emerald green and there are spiny margins with just two or three spines each side. Grows in sun or semi shade. Fairly slow growing. Adaptable to most soil types but prefers slightly moist.
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120-150cm 1
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    150-175cm 1
      In Season
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      Produces a good crop of red/orange berries which attract birds. Also has tiny white flowers ini spring. Robust and easy to grow, this holly is a hybrid between Ilex cornuta and Ilex aquifoliium. The leaves are less prickly than a straightforward holly variety. Ultimate height is up to 5m.
      Container plants will keep, if necessary, for many months in their containers prior to planting. If you receive the plants during the spring or summer when they will be growing, then it will be best to plant within a week or two making sure that the plants are kept well watered in the containers until planting and also that they are protected or supported to prevent them from blowing over and damaging branches. If you receive the plants during the winter then they can be kept until early spring before planting with occasional watering to prevent them drying out. Again, protect them from being blown over. They will not be harmed by frost but do not attempt to plant them in the ground when they, or the ground, are frozen. Take care to plant at the correct depth so that the surface of the rootball is at the same level as the ground. They will require watering during the first summer to prevent the ground from drying out. Take care not to over or under water - you can tell by feeling the soil to see if it is dry. Trees should be securely staked to prevent them from rocking and breaking off new root growth.

      Delivery  We will contact you within 3 working days of your order to confirm a delivery date and to discuss any special delivery requirements. Delivery of items in stock will normally be within 3 weeks of your order but we often deliver much sooner - orders delivered by carrier will often be within a few days, whereas delivery by our own transport will be 1 to 3 weeks depending on location. However we will always endeavour to meet your preferred delivery date. Out of stock items will go on back order and we will notify you when available and confirm a delivery date with you. Please call the office if you require further infomation 01435 862992 

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