Ilex Crenata Soft Touch Holly Tree
Elegant Looking Shrub, Evergreen Foliage Year Round
This evergreen shrub’s growing popularity is due to its lustrous, soft foliage and natural round shape growth habit. Ideally used as accent, in borders, and along walkways can reach up to 3ft high and 3ft wide. Small accented leaves produce tiny flowers during spring and black like berries in the fall and winter.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Light:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Water:||Twice a week first growing season|
|Uses:||Entry ways, mass planting|
|Characteristics:||Evergreen, cold hardy, low maintenance|
|Soil Conditions:||Well drain soil|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Ilex Soft touch Holly shrub, Ilex crenata, Japanese Holly, beautiful and tough, has dark green leaves, is one of the most popular shrubs to plant on your landscape, they can be used as a small hedge or simply place it in a deco pot container to make a bold statement and adorn your entry ways.
Care & Maintenance
PLANTING, Best time for planting your soft touch holly is from early spring to early fall right before frost of winter arrives. Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, gently press down as you fill the hole and thoroughly soak with a hose to ensure air pockets are eliminated, A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
LIGHT, Thrives in full sun
WATER regularly at least once a week during the first year of growth. increase in extreme hot days, as plants mature reduce water frequency. You should always verify the top 2-3 inches of soil, if dry to the touch water as needed.
FERTILIZE your holly trees during spring before new growth begins, Applying a slow-release, 180 days duration, well balance fertilizer is probably the simplest solution and least expensive.
Pruning is recommended to maintain desired shape.
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