Soft Touch Compact Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'

SKU
0759
A popular, densely foliaged, rounded, soft-textured evergreen shrub. The leaves are soft, glossy green all year and have an interesting silver midvein. Works wonderfully planted in borders, as an accent, or sited along walkways. Black berries last all winter for interest. Full sun. Moderate growth 2 to 3 feet tall and wide.
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Botanical PronunciationI-leks kre-NA-ta
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDense, Rounded Habit

Prefers light, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

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