Holly Soft TouchScientific Name: Ilex crenata
Best Planted In Zone: 5-9
Soft Touch Holly is a delicate dense, low compact, dome-shaped, mounding shrub with dark green glossy leaves that have an interesting silver mid-vein that is soft to the touch. It is drought tolerant, adapts well to many different soil conditions. Little or no maintenance makes it an excellent choice for foundation, borders, or where a small hedge is needed. At maturity, its height is 2-3 feet with a width of 2 feet. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Soft Touch Holly prefers partial to full Sun. Tolerant of various types of soil, as well as drought tolerant. It needs protecting from strong winter sun and wind. Prune as needed to control size and shape. Feed with Holly-tone in the spring.