Nellie R.Stevens Holly Topiary – Ilex Mutchagara Nellie R. Stevens


Nellie R. Stevens Holly Topiary, scientifically named Ilex Mutchagara Nellie R. Stevens, is an exemplary choice for topiary, celebrated for its lush, dense foliage, fast growth rate, and excellent adaptation to the UK’s climate conditions.

Nellie R. Stevens Holly Topiary, scientifically named Ilex Mutchagara Nellie R. Stevens, is an exemplary choice for topiary, celebrated for its lush, dense foliage, fast growth rate, and excellent adaptation to the UK’s climate conditions.

Standout Features
Nellie R. Stevens Holly showcases lush, glossy, dark green leaves that create a rich canvas for topiary designs. It brings an air of regality to any garden when sculpted into elegant lollipop trees, meticulous balls, towering cones, or even bespoke topiary designs. Its dense growth habit ensures full, lush topiaries that serve as an impressive focal point in landscapes.

Comparison with Other Topiary Options
When compared to options like Ilex Crenata, Nellie R. Stevens offers faster growth and larger, more dramatic foliage. While Ilex Crenata is appreciated for its disease resistance and compact growth, Nellie R. Stevens stands out for its vigorous growth and the strikingly large, dark green leaves that provide a bold aesthetic.

Suitability to UK Climate
Remarkably hardy, Nellie R. Stevens is well suited to the UK’s climate. It thrives in a variety of conditions, from full sun to partial shade, and tolerates a range of soil types. Its robust nature allows it to endure the UK’s chilly winters, yet it also adapts well to the warmth of summer, proving its versatility throughout the seasons.

Care and Requirements
Nellie R. Stevens Holly prefers well-drained soil and appreciates occasional feeding with a balanced fertilizer to support its vigorous growth. Regular pruning is key to maintaining your desired topiary shape and promoting dense growth. This species is also partially self-fertile; while it can produce red berries without a male plant, having one nearby can enhance berry production, adding an extra ornamental feature.

In conclusion, Nellie R. Stevens Holly Topiary is an excellent choice for those seeking a lush, fast-growing topiary plant. Its vigorous growth, coupled with its large, glossy leaves and compatibility with the UK’s climate, make Ilex Mutchagara Nellie R. Stevens a truly exceptional addition to any landscape, offering potential for a wide variety of stunning topiary forms.


Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A

Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing










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