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Naturally Rounded, Smaller Holly
Soft Touch Japanese is a smaller, dwarf holly at about 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. It keep a natural rounded form and has dense foliage. Soft Touch Hollies don’t have the spiky leaves like other hollies, making them great as a low hedge. They are also great as a low maintenance shrub for borders and along walkways or driveways. It is also popular as a foundation planting. Soft Touch Holly shrubs are pretty tolerant of most soil types and are drought tolerant once established.
|Mature Height||2-3 ft.|
|Mature Width||2-3 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part sun, Part shade|
|Soil Conditions||Very Adaptable|
|Botanical Name||Ilex crenata ‘Soft Touch’|
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9
Soft Touch Holly Care
The best time to plant is in the spring or early fall. It is drought tolerant once established and adapts to a variety of soil conditions. The Ilex Soft Touch Japanese Holly is extremely low maintenance. It does not need much pruning. Grows to about 2-3 feet tall and wide and has a slow growth rate. Prune lightly as needed to keep its shape.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far apart do you plant Soft Touch holllies?
If you plan to use them as a border, plant them roughly 4 feet apart measuring from the center of each planting hole.
Does Soft Touch holly generate red berries?
As a Japanese variety, Soft Touch produces black berries. They are not very ornamental but they do provide a great source of food in winter for wildlife.
How fast do Soft Touch holly shrubs grow?
Soft Touch is a slow grower. It is a compact shrub with dense foliage that does not get more than 2 to 3 feet tall & wide.