Soft Touch Compact Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||I-leks kre-NA-ta|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Dense, 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9