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2.5 Qt. Soft Touch Holly(Ilex), Live Evergreen Shrub, Finely Textured Green Foliage

  • Dwarf evergreen landscaping shrub : Approx. 4-7+ inches tall
  • Plant in sun to part shade : Water regularly until established
  • Winter hardy in USDA zones 6-8
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Product Overview

The Soft Touch holly is a classic choice for low growing foundation, accent, and hedge plantings. Soft Touch has very small soft textured deep green glossy leaves. This Holly is easily maintained once established, and pruning to maintain shape should occur in early spring before new growth begins to appear.
  • Displays black berries during winter
  • Prefers acidic soils
  • Grows best in full to part sun
  • Water thoroughly twice per week until established, then water once per week
  • Fertilize every spring with slow-release fertilizer
  • Winter hardy in USDA zones 5-9

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Sun ToleranceSun or ShadeFull SunFull SunFull Sun
Mature Height (in.)24 in.
Additional CharacteristicsDeer ResistantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Insect ResistantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Insect ResistantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Insect Resistant
Common NameBoxwoodHollyHollyHolly
Hardiness Zone5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F)5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Evergreen or DeciduousEvergreenEvergreenEvergreenEvergreen
Water RequirementsTwice a weekTwice a weekOnce a weekTwice a week
Annual / PerennialPerennialPerennialPerennialPerennial
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Width (in.)
36

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Insect Resistant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
4
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
No Blossoms
Botanical Name
Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'
Common Name
Holly
Evergreen or Deciduous
Evergreen
Fragrance
Non-Fragrant
Granular (Yes/No)
Yes
Growth Habit
Mounded
Hardiness Zone
5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Optimal Soil Condition
Acidic
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
15-36
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Twice a week
Wildlife Attracted
Birds
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

10Questions6Answers

How tall and wide will this shrub be at maturity?

Asked by Tootie May 5, 2021
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Is there a difference between a compact soft touch holly and one labeled just soft touch holly

Asked by Bobby July 23, 2020
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Is this ilex crenata soft touch? or another kind?

Asked by karen3b April 24, 2020
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Is this shrub toxic to horses?

Asked by betty March 14, 2020
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Yes, these are toxic to horses.

I live in zone 5b. Will these shrubs work for me?

Asked by Shopper May 14, 2019
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Yes, this shrubs will grown in zone 5b

Never mind on my berry question, I see the FL person said berries had been prolific on hers 'prio...

Asked by Voodoovicki June 24, 2018
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I have tried to find an answer on the internet but have not so far, does anyone know if this vari...

Asked by Voodoovicki June 24, 2018
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Is the soft touch holly deer resistant?

Asked by Courtney April 7, 2017
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Hello Ckm and thank you for your question. Soft Touch Holly is considered to be deer-resistant. Keep in mind that no plant is deer-proof! Since hungry deer will eat anything to survive, Ilex crenata is classified as occasionally damaged by deer. In a drought or stressful season, you may want to put up a fence or have “other more tasty and accessible plants” available for the deer if they pose a problem. Best wishes on your project.

how wide and tall does this shrub become

Asked by Heather October 11, 2016
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The Soft Touch Holly is an evergreen shrub that will mature to 2 ft T x 3 ft W. This plant will require frequent watering (2-3 times per week) until it is established, then only once or twice a week as needed in times of little to no rainfall.

What made my soft touch holly bush suddenly die?

Asked by GrandmaMaga14 April 22, 2016
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Answer

Sorry to here about your shrubs, and there could be many reasons that caused your plants to die. Without more information it is pretty much impossible to tell. A possible reason for them dying could have been due to a lack of drainage around the roots which can lead to fungus and/or root rot.

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent
Purchased 4 of these in 2.5 qt size to make planting easier as I am a senior. All 4 plants arrived in perfect condition and equal in size. Well packed and fast shipping. Excellent quality. Beautiful small holly for full sun. Leaves are very attractive.
by Muffin
2 people found this helpful
They arrived in perfect conditions, where planted after 2 days...
They arrived in perfect conditions, where planted after 2 days and know are thriving.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Excellent shipment 2nd year
Last year I ordered 4 of these and was so pleased with quality and shipment I ordered 11 this year. They just arrived in excellent condition, well packed, and quick delivery again. All 11 are healthy, substantial and equal in size. Having them delivered to my door was an added advantage.
by Muffin
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Nice shrub,just what I needed....
Nice shrub,just what I needed.
by TANECHIA
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
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The plant arrived sooner than expected and in excellent condition....
The plant arrived sooner than expected and in excellent condition. If I had seen it in a nursery, it would have been theFlorida Grown one I selected. Would definitely order again.
by Yardmom
by tazs1011
A little disappointed I planted both of the Soft touch...
A little disappointed I planted both of the Soft touch holly in the same area, used planting soil and fertilizer on both about two feet apart, water them the same and one is dying the other is healthy. I don't know whats up.
by RICK
Plants are doing well. Good weather so I could...
Plants are doing well. Good weather so I could plant them immediately upon arrival. Very healthy looking. Very pleased.
by CHARLES
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