Soft Caress Mahonia
Soft Caress Mahonia is one of the most exciting Mahonias to come along in years. While many of the selected forms of Mahonia get quite large, Soft Caress stays very compact growing to only 3 or 3.5 feet in height by 3 feet wide, or even smaller with pruning. The beautiful yellow flowers that Mahonias are so cherished for appear in early winter on Soft Caress to add a splash of color to the winter garden. The fine feathery foliage fits well in a Japanese style garden and is reminiscent of bamboo foliage. Plant in shade to part shade in well draining clay soil for best results. Performs very well on the north side of a house or among other taller plantings. Plant with Maidenhair Fern and Red Huckleberry for a beautiful Northwest Native looking garden.
Latin Name: Mahonia eurybracteata ‘Soft Caress’
Site and Soil: Shade to part shade in well draining clay soils
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 5° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 3 – 3.5 ft. in height. by 3 ft. wdie
Bloom Time: December
Ripening Time: June
Yield: 10+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Mahonia is not bothered by pests or diseases in our climate
USDA Zone: 7-9