Ilex crenata ‘Soft Touch’

('Soft Touch', Japanese Holly)


$27.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

A delicate dense, low compact, mounding shrub with a dark green foilage that is soft to the touch. ‘Soft Touch’ is drought tolerant, adapts to many soil conditions and is cold hardier than the Helleri. Little or no maintenance makes it an excellent choice for foundation, borders, or where a small hedge is needed.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide variety of soils ranging from moist to dry and from sand to clay. Prefers light, moist, acidic soils with good drainage. Established plants have some tolerance for drought. Plants are dioecious (male and female flowers on separate plants), so both male and female plants must be present in order for the female plant to be pollinated and produce fruit.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

'Soft Touch', Japanese Holly

Botanical Name

Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

2 ft.

Width

3 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

Black

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