Soft Touch Holly

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The Soft Touch Holly shrub is a great all around shrub for your landscape design. These hollies are a no maintenance shrub with a nice soft foliage unlike other hollies.

Soft Touch Hollies give off a nice dark green color with light green new growth. Its leaves are very small and slow growing with a soft texture. This holly is very compact and stays compact. You will not have to worry about any shoots popping up and much if any trimming or pruning. Enjoy its dark green color year-round from season to season.

  • Easy to grow
  • Easy to maintain
  • Evergreen

Keep your Soft Touch Holly watered regularly in hot, dry climates. This holly will reach heights up to 2 feet tall and about 2 feet wide. They really don't need to be trimmed but you can touch them up once or twice a year to keep the size and shape you need.

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AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

2-3 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

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AZ

Grows in Zones

5-9

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

2-3 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Botanical Name

Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'


Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

2-3 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Be sure to choose the appropriate location for your Soft Touch Holly. As long as you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Holly almost any time of the year.

Hollies tolerate full sun to part sun. They prefer a slightly acidic soil, but tend to adapt just about any well draining soil. After planting, adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch will help keep the soil moist. Mulching is highly recommended in cooler zones to protect the plant's roots in winter as well. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Water your Holly deeply a couple times a week for the first few months. After your Hollies are established, they only need watered during hot, dry spells. Fertilize in spring with a slow release fertilizer for broad leaf evergreens. Soft Touch Hollies tolerate pruning well if you want to keep them a certain size or shape. Heavy pruning is best reserved for late winter or early spring. You can certainly let your Soft Touch Holly grow naturally with no pruning as well.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Mites and scale are insects that can occasionally affect Hollies. These can be treated with horticultural oil. For severe infections the pesticide Bonide is recommended. Avoid saturated soils to prevent fungal issues in Hollies.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

2-3 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

The versatile Soft Touch Holly is a great evergreen shrub for the landscape.  This holly looks attractive in any type of garden or mixed bed  Its naturally rounded shape looks stunning contrasting something like a sky pencil holly.  This is a great shrub for building a low easy to maintain hedge or border. In your landscape, Soft Touch Hollies are great for accenting around a Crape Myrtle or specimen tree. Plant 1.5 feet apart for a tight hedge.  Shape this shrub to get the exact look you want, whether you prefer a rounded or more angular look.  You will like the texture and year-round color or this holly in group plantings.   This holly is an alternative to the boring and temperamental boxwood, and is faster growing.

The Soft Touch Holly fits in a formal or a casual landscape.  Keep this shrub manicured for a high-end look.  Let it grow and be itself for a natural, woodsy look.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

2-3 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

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There are many factors that affect a plant. Weather, soil conditions, watering conditions, animal and pest damage, etc. Since we are shipping live plants, timing is critical. Most orders are processed and shipped within 1 - 3 days from checkout.

On occasion a plant order can take up to 5 days for processing. We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in a truck over the weekend if possible. This means orders may be held until the following monday to ensure the shortest ship time. This delay will guarantee that your plants arrive the highest quality possible. Plants that specify shipping at different seasons will be shipped when they become available. ex. ships fall

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11/12/2017
D

I recommend this plant

beautiful, dense plant with the small shiny leaves I needed to contrast with the nearby plants with needle-like leaves. The overall shape is rounded similar to the Japanese holly they are replacing

F
10/12/2017
Frances

Tiny & soft cuties!

These guys are teeny & adorable! They’re doing well & I can’t wait to watch them grow.

M
10/12/2017
Maria

soft touch holly

Loved the plants I just received from The planting tree com. All my plants arrived in good condition. Will order from them again.

A
10/11/2017
alice

soft touch holly

Couldn't believe how 30 plants were packed, shipped, and arrived so quickly, protected and in mint condition.

K
10/08/2017
Kristen

soft touch holly

Plants arrived in very good condition. Great packaging. So far, 2 weeks later, they are still doing well.