Member Price: $79.95
Member Price: $79.95
Soft Caress Mahonia (Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress') is an award-winning evergreen shrub that adds year-round interest to the garden with its graceful, fern-like foliage, vibrant yellow flowers, and ornamental blue fruit.
Native to Asia, Soft Caress Mahonia is a compact, slow-growing shrub that reaches a height of 3 feet and a width of 3 to 5 feet, making it an excellent choice for small gardens or as an accent plant in larger landscapes. This versatile plant is hardy in USDA zones 7 through 9 and prefers partial to full shade, making it a fantastic option for brightening up shady areas of the garden.
Soft Caress Mahonia is unique among Mahonia species due to its spineless, finely textured foliage, which sets it apart from its more prickly relatives. The plant is also relatively low-maintenance, requiring only occasional pruning and supplemental watering during dry periods.
Soft Caress Mahonia produces striking, fragrant flowers that add a vibrant pop of color to the garden during the late fall and early winter months when many other plants have finished blooming. The flowers are a cheerful, bright yellow and appear in erect, raceme-like clusters that can reach up to 12 inches in length. In addition to their visual appeal, the flowers attract bees and other pollinators, providing an essential food source for these beneficial insects during the cooler months.
The foliage of Soft Caress Mahonia is one of its standout features. The plant has slender, dark green, bamboo-like leaves that grow in an attractive, arching habit, giving the plant a delicate, fern-like appearance. This soft, spineless foliage provides a beautiful contrast to the bolder textures found in many other garden plants and adds a unique, graceful element to the landscape.
After the flowers have faded, Soft Caress Mahonia produces clusters of ornamental blue fruit that resemble small grapes. These fruits not only add another layer of visual interest to the plant but also provide a valuable food source for birds and other wildlife, making the shrub a valuable addition to a wildlife-friendly garden.
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