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


Nellie R. Stevens Holly Trees, known scientifically as Ilex Mutchagara Nellie R. Stevens, provide a distinct character to a landscape due to their striking foliage, robust nature, and adaptability. These attributes make them a compelling choice for different landscaping purposes.

Nellie R. Stevens Holly Trees, known scientifically as Ilex Mutchagara Nellie R. Stevens, provide a distinct character to a landscape due to their striking foliage, robust nature, and adaptability. These attributes make them a compelling choice for different landscaping purposes.

Aesthetic Appeal
Nellie R. Stevens Holly Trees are admired for their glossy, dark green leaves and vibrant, red berries that appear during autumn and winter. These features offer an eye-catching contrast that remains prominent throughout the year, even in the bleaker months. This unique aesthetic enhances their use as full standard trees, where their dense canopy can provide a striking centrepiece for a garden.

Landscaping Versatility
These Holly Trees also lend themselves well to pleached formations, creating an attractive, natural barrier. Their robust nature and dense growth make them an ideal choice for privacy screens or windbreaks. Their architectural form and ability to withstand severe pruning also make them well-suited for topiary designs, where they can be shaped into various structures like cones, balls, or even more unique designs.

Suitability to UK Climate
Nellie R. Stevens Holly Trees are incredibly hardy and tolerate a range of climatic conditions, making them well-suited to the UK’s temperate climate. They can withstand cold winters and are tolerant of both full sun and partial shade, providing flexibility for planting in different garden orientations.

Comparison to Other Tree Options
Compared to other tree options, Nellie R. Stevens Holly Trees offer year-round interest, thanks to their evergreen nature and the seasonal appearance of their vibrant berries. This characteristic sets them apart from deciduous trees that can often appear bare in the colder months. Their resistance to pests and diseases also makes them a more hassle-free option.

Care and Requirements
These Holly Trees are quite low maintenance once established. They prefer well-drained soil, with a slight preference for acidic conditions. While they’re drought-tolerant once mature, they will need watering during prolonged dry spells, especially in their early years. As for pruning, it’s typically carried out in late winter or early spring to maintain their shape and size.

Nellie R. Stevens Holly Trees present an attractive blend of aesthetics, adaptability, and hardiness. Their distinct visual appeal, resilience in various climatic conditions, and versatility in landscaping applications make them an excellent choice for UK gardens. With appropriate care, these trees can become an engaging garden feature, offering both visual interest and practical benefits.


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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