Many types of holly can grow up to 3 feet per year. Holly is a strong shrub that can grow in many conditions including drought and colder temperatures.
Some holly species, like Nellie R. Stevens hollyand Mary Nell holly, are popular, fast-growing trees that grow to be between 20 and25 feet tall when mature. They are often used as privacy walls between property. Many are available in a number of sizes and the Mary Nell holly grows more slowly than the Nellie R. Stevens variety.
Fosteri holly is better to use for narrow spaces, is easily pruned and grows well in full or partial sun.