Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'

Common Name: Holly, Japanese

Flexible branches and soft foliage.  Excellent 'Helleri' substitute.  Drought and soil tolerant.  Exceptional cold hardiness.  Foundation, border, accent, walkway, residential and commercial. 

More About Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch'

  • Smallest variety of Japanese holly that we grow.
  • Dwarf, dense, compact, maintenance free evergreen shrub.


2-2 ft


2-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5 to 9

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Ilex crenata 'Soft Touch' Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Border or Bed
  • Mass Planting
  • Foundation Plant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cold Tolerant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Gray

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant

Growth Habit

  • Mounding