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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.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, 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

Grows in Zones

5-9

Shipping Restriction

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, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, 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

Grows in Zones

5-9

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, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, 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

Grows in Zones

5-9

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, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, 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

Grows in Zones

5-9

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08/09/2018
ANNA F.
United States

THE DIRECTIONS WEERE VRY SPECIFIC

THE DIRECTIONS WEERE VRY SPECIFIC AND HELPFUL TO ENSURE WE HAVE HEALTHY PLANTS GROWING. DELIVERED IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND WITH IN THREE DAYS. WILL USE THIS SITE AGAIN.

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06/19/2018
Kay S.
United States

Well packed and healthy plants

I recently purchased four Soft Touch Hollys from The Planting Tree. Having never bought plants on-line, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The plants were very well packed and in good health upon arrival. I followed the step-by-step instructions and look forward to enjoying the Hollys in the years to come...

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05/23/2018
Judith H.
United States

Beautiful and Healthy Plants

Ordering online was easy and efficient. Plants arrived 5 days later. Even though they had to travel across the country, the plants were beautiful green and healthy. I would definitely recommend The Planting Tree.

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05/19/2018
Diane S.
United States

Sift touch holly shrub

The information provided on web site was wonderful. They provided all the information I needed for my purchase and the reviews were were very helpful. Shrubs were delivered in great condition and timely. Would definitely order from The Planting Tree again.

MM
05/06/2018
Michelle M.
United States

Not as root bound as the other plants I ordered

I was surprised at how long it took to receive the plants, but at least they weren’t dry and the box seems specially designed for shipping plants. Maybe the long (compared to other places I ordered from) transit time was because the shipping was free. Again, they arrived in decent shape, and this plant wasn’t as root bound as the most expensive plant in the order.

05/12/2018

PlantingTree™

We apologize about the length of transport, but glad everything seems to be doing fine. We actually ship the same way no matter if it is free shipping or not. We are on the east coast and it can on occasion take up to 1 week. We do try to ship out early in the week so it won't be with fed ex over the weekend if temperature extremes could be detrimental to the plants, but since temps were ok we went ahead and shipped your order rather than holding it so we could get it to you sooner. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at support@theplantingtree.com. We are happy to help!