Nellie R. Stevens will set fruit when planted alone. However, with male
pollination Nellies produce lots more red berries.
If there is a Edward J. Stevens in the vicinity, it will do the job because
it blooms at the same time.
Make your Nellies happy , include Edward J. Stevens in your
‘Edward J. Stevens’ reportedly serves as a great pollinator for
Nellie R. Stevens.
A Christmas Holly, Nellie R. Stevens:
Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ is probably the number one landscape holly used
in the Southeast. It has recently found a new use as a lustrous green,
beautiful Christmas tree. We are lucky to have this beautiful holly for our
use in the garden. The holly was named after Nellie Robinson Stevens
affectionately called “Miss Nellie”. Miss Nellie was a teacher and an avid
gardener on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and lived in her home called
Maplehurst. She gathered holly seed from one of her trips to the National
Arboretum in 1900.
It was later determined that the three seedlings that germinated were a
result of a natural cross between Ilex cornuta and Ilex aquifolium. The
holly inherited the best traits of both parents. The two other seedlings
were named from the seedlings she grew in her garden, both male hollies
- Maplehurst and Edward J. Stevens, named after their home and Miss
Nellie’s father. Edward J. is a good pollinator for Nellie R. Edward J’s are
hard to find in the trade but they match well with Nellie R. and fruit set is
|Nellie Stevens will berry more heavy
when she has an Edward near by !
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Edward J. Stevens
|Nellie Stevens will berry more heavy when she has an Edward
near by ! Edward Stevens is hard to find in the trade but they
match well with Nellie Stevens fruit set is assured.
Edward Stevens Holly
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