‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia

Mahonia 'Soft Caress' PP20183 Home » The Collection » ‘Soft Caress’ Soft Caress has everything we love about Mahonia, without the pesky thorns! Compact enough to use in containers, yet large enough for foundation plantings or borders, these tough plants provide fabulous texture to the shade garden. Watch out for bunnies—they love them as much as we do!
‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia
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Feature Bright yellow flowers fall and spring
USDA Zones Hardy to 5°F USDA Zones 7b-11
Sunset Zones 4-5 (with protection), 6-9,14-24
Special Features Disease / Pest Resistance, Dwarf Habit, Easy Care, Water-wise
Landscape Use Border, Container, Garden Bed, Slope
Exposure Part shade to shade
Flowering Season Fall
Dimensions 3' H x 3' W
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Low Water Once Established/Water-wise
Soil Well-drained soils
Fertilizer Apply a balanced slow-release each spring
Pruning Can prune to shape spring-summer

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Part shade to shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • backfill and plant 1-2" above soil level
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2" deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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