Ilex: Soft Touch
Latin Name: Crenata 'Soft Touch'
- This Evergreen Shrub's Growing Popularity is Due to Its Lustrous, Soft Foliage. A Delicate Look with Flexible Branches and Dark-Green Leaves are Densely Compacted. Its Round-Shape Growth Habit Reaches 2-3 Feet In Height (2-3 Feet Wide). Ideally Used as Accent, in Borders, and Along Walkways.
Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun.
Amount of Water: Water Regularly; More Frequent Watering in Extreme Heat; Moderately Drought Tolerant.
Soil Conditions: Prefers Rich, Moist, Well-Drained Soil; Adapts Well to Almost Any Soil.
Cold Hardiness Zone: 5-9.
- This Upright Evergreen Needs a Regular Water Schedule to Ensure the Growth of a Mature Root System. The First Year of Growth Requires Watering Weekly. After the Mature Root System is Established, Watering is Needed Occasionally, Except During a Drought, Watering is Needed Regularly. Once Mature, Shearing is Recommended to Maintain Desired Shape.