Soft Touch Mahonia

Mahonia japonica 'Soft Touch'


Member Price: $79.95

Soft Touch Mahonia
Soft Touch Mahonia

Soft Touch Mahonia

Mahonia japonica 'Soft Touch'

Price: $89.95

Member Price: $79.95

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Soft Touch Mahonia (Mahonia japonica 'Soft Touch') is a compact, evergreen shrub known for its lush, attractive foliage, fragrant yellow flowers, and eye-catching fruit. This versatile, low-maintenance plant adds year-round interest to any garden and is an excellent choice for creating texture and contrast in the landscape. In this article, we'll provide an overview of Soft Touch Mahonia, discussing its growth habits, care requirements, and unique features.

The Overall Plant

Soft Touch Mahonia is a slow-growing, dwarf shrub that typically reaches a height of 3 feet and a width of 3 to 5 feet, making it suitable for small gardens, borders, or mass plantings. Hardy in USDA zones 7 through 9, Soft Touch Mahonia thrives in partial to full shade, making it an ideal choice for adding color and interest to shady areas of the garden.

This easy-to-grow shrub is also drought-tolerant and deer-resistant, requiring minimal care once established. Occasional pruning and supplemental watering during dry periods are usually sufficient to keep Soft Touch Mahonia looking its best.

The Flowers

Soft Touch Mahonia produces clusters of fragrant, bright yellow flowers in late fall and early winter, providing a splash of color when many other plants have stopped blooming. The flowers are borne in erect, raceme-like clusters and attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, making this shrub an excellent addition to a pollinator-friendly garden.

The Foliage

One of the most appealing features of Soft Touch Mahonia is its lush, attractive foliage. The plant has small, dark green, pinnately compound leaves with rounded, spineless leaflets that give the plant a soft, touchable appearance. This unique foliage creates a beautiful contrast to the bolder textures found in many other garden plants and adds an eye-catching, sculptural element to the landscape.

The Fruit

Following the flowering period, Soft Touch Mahonia produces clusters of blue-black, grape-like fruits that persist into the winter months, adding another layer of visual interest to the plant. These fruits are not only ornamental but also provide a valuable food source for birds and other wildlife, making Soft Touch Mahonia a valuable addition to a wildlife-friendly garden.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

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Mature height: 3 ft.

Mature width: 3-5 ft.

Sunlight: Partial-Full Shade

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 7-9