why nellie stevens are marginal in east tn

ralph_d(6b)April 5, 2013

I read in UT SP 517 for evergreens screens that nellie stevens hollies are a marginal tree selection for east TN. Is that a shared sentiment for those familiar with East TN? I am trying to find hollies that will eventually grow 15'+ with an upright shape. My list has fosters, nellie stevens, and savannah holly. I took off the blue hollies because I read they can have problems with root rot in this climate.


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If you can plant them on a berm it shouldn't be a problem.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 7:11PM
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Why a problem? I have and love both of them...without problems, and my summers are hot and usually VERY humid/wet. My Blues though, do get some summer shading--from deciduous trees. The Nellie does grow faster though.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 4:57PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Savannah. Incredible berry display all winter.
Only drawback for some folks is it isn't as dense and formal looking as Nellie.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:34PM
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