Softly textured compact globe of Ilex crenata Soft Touch

‘Soft Touch’

Holly - Japanese

Ilex crenata

'Soft Touch'

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Softly textured compact globe of Ilex crenata Soft Touch
  • Evergreen
  • Shade tolerant
  • Versatile habit

Lustrous, dark green foliage has a distinctive soft texture, hence the name 'Soft Touch.' Naturally grows with an appealing rounded habit.

USDA Zone 6 - 8 (-10°F/-23°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Ideally, grow in moist acidic soils with good drainage. Tolerates urban conditions well, however.

Pruning Seldom needed, but may be shaped in early summer if desired.

Uses Groupings, masses, perennials or shrub borders, specimen, screens, hedges or containers.

Growing Tips Chlorosis may occur on alkaline soils. Tolerates pruning well but is generally best left to take on its own natural shape. Grows in shade, but color and form are best with some sun.