- Zones 5 - 9
- Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Spread 2 - 3 Feet
The Soft Touch Compact Holly, Ilex Crenata ‘Soft Touch’, is an outstanding evergreen shrub with soft, glossy leaves. Small black fruits attract birds in the late fall, lasting into the winter. Effective in borders, as an accent or to define walkways. Works well as a formal low-growing hedge when planted tightly.
Soft Touch Compact Holly Care
Plant in well-drained soil and water regularly to establish and during periods of extreme heat and drought. Prefers slightly acid soil. Fertilize in spring before new growth appears. Responds well to pruning to maintain desired size and shape.
Soft Touch Compact Holly Spacing
For use in mass plantings or in the shrub border, space 4 to 5 feet apart. For a hedge, plant 2 ½ to 3 feet apart measure from the center of each plant.
Soft Touch Compact Japanese Holly Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9|
|Flower Color(s): n/a|
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun|
|Height: 2-3 Feet|
|Spread: 2-3 Feet|
|Features: Dense, Rounded Habit|
|Scientific Name: Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'|
|Common Name: Soft Touch Compact Japanese Holly|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.