|'Edward J. Stevens' has a true holly look in a large evergreen shrub or small, broad pyramidal tree 15 to 25 feet high. It has purple stems and lustrous dark green foliage. Leaves are small with 2 or 3 teeth on each side. Needs rich, slightly acidic soil. This is a large male clone that is useful for pollinating 'Nellie J. Stevens'. Very vigorous and fairly fast growing. One of the best hollies for the Southern States.