Ilex Mutchagara 'Nellie R Stevens'. Hybrid Holly.
Espalier. Head Size: Width 150cm x Height 200cm
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, evergreen and hardy throughout the UK.
Grown and trained into an espalier form it gives a striking effect and instant screening all year round . Perfect for leaving in a container, it is equally suited to growing in the open ground.
These trees are exceptional quality with a huge amount of berries. Photos 1-3 are of the actual Holly Trees in stock now. Photo 4 shows the colour of the berries through winter.
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ILEX MUTCHAGARA 'NELLIE R STEVENS'. Hybrid Holly. Espalier.
Latin Name: Ilex Aquifolium.
Common Name: Common Holly, English Holly.
Origin: Western and Southern Europe, Northwest Africa, Southwest Asia.
Hardiness: Completely hardy in the UK.
Growth: Evergreen. Slow growing medium size tree or shrub. Espalier grown. Glossy green prickly leaves. Bright red berries on female plants from mid Nov. Excellent container plant, perfect for providing an intant hegde or screen.
Sun: Full sun/shade.
Soil: Any. Well drained. Very adaptable.
Moisture: Water regularly. Tolerates drought.
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