Soft Touch Holly
The Beauty of Holly Without the Bite
This dense, soft-textured evergreen has a nice, dome-shaped form that looks lovely as a low foundation shrub or hedge.
Its dark green foliage appears glossy in the sunlight with bits of yellow throughout. The Soft Touch Holly bares black berries in the winter months and tiny flowers in the spring for added interest. It spreads moderately and has a low mounding habit growing up to 3 feet tall and wide.
Soft Touch Holly is useful in accentuating your landscape along woodland borders, adding interest to your containers or planters, or turning your entryway into a place of calm. Plant alongside ornamental grasses, Barberries, and Japanese Maples to add a peaceful Zen look to your landscape.
To keep your Soft Touch Holly healthy, you should plant it in sunny areas and be careful not to let it get too dry. This holly does not require any pruning, but if you want to give it the perfect globe-like shape, you can prune in the spring.