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Ilex Mutchagara 'Nellie R Stevens'. Hybrid Holly. Ball Shape.
The Ilex  Mutchagara 'Nellie R Stevens' is a cross between Ilex Cornuta and Ilex Aquifolium.

Slow growing it can reach 4-5m in time. Glossy green prickly leaves can be up to 4 inches long and leathery in texture. Insignificant small white-green flowers are followed by a long lasting heavy crop of berries which become bright red around mid November. It is low maintenance and hardy throughout the UK.

Grown and shaped into a ball it gives a striking effect when next to a doorway or pathway especially at Christmas, and it is equally suited to growing in the open ground or in planters. 


These trees are exceptional quality with a huge amount of berries. Photos to follow of some of the large Holly Trees in stock now. Photo 6 shows the berries during winter. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes.

Click into the "Height" box and price of each palm is shown next to its size. UK delivery is FREE on all our palms.


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  • Latin Name: Ilex Mutchagara 'Nellie R Stevens'.

    Common Name: Ilex Nellie Stevens, Holly 'Nellie R Stevens'.

    Hardiness: Completely hardy in the UK.

    Growth: Evergreen. Slow growing medium size tree or shrub. Ball Shape. Glossy green prickly leaves.  Heavy crops of bright red berries on from mid Nov. Excellent container plant.

    Sun: Full sun/shade.

    Exposure: Exposed/Sheltered

    Soil: Any. Well drained. Very adaptable.

    Moisture: Water regularly. Tolerates drought.

  • Available For Delivery Now.


    All palms and plants have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.  

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