Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress
Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress
Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress
Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress
Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress
Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress
Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress

Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'

The prefect specimen plant for year-round interest and gorgeous colour
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • The first spine-free, compact Mahonia
  • Sprays of beautiful, butter-yellow flowers followed by blue berries
  • Previous winner of the Plant of the Year award at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • A superb specimen for a container or the front of the border
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot, ready for immediate planting
19cm Pot - Item: 510949
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Product Description

The first Mahonia with blue-green, spine-free leaves, Mahonia 'Soft Caress' produces sprays of beautiful, butter-yellow flowers from August through to October followed by blue berries that attract birds into the garden throughout the colder months.

A previous Winner of the Plant of the Year award at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Soft Caress is a compact version of the familiar border plant but without the prickles. A superb specimen for a container or the front of the border near to pathways and doorways - especially as it has lost those spiky leaves!

A lover of sunny areas, this dainty Mahonia will also make a fine addition to a partially shaded border too where it will reach a mature height and spread of just 1m x 1m while proving invaluable, year-round interest.

Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot, ready for immediate planting.

What Is Supplied

Item 510949 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot ready for immediate planting.

Flowers August to October.

Eventual height and width: 1m x 1m.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Thrives in light shade - try underplating with other shade tolerant plants such as bergenia

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress':

  • Grow Mahonia 'Soft Caress' in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil.  Protect from frost and winds when young
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots then add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot and refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you're planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast. Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

 

Aftercare advice for Mahonia 'Soft Caress':

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.

 


Pruning Advice for Mahonia:

  • Mahonia needs no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter
  • Every second year after flowering you can prune to size as required and to encourage bushier growth
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
100cm
100cm
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Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'
Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'
19cm Pot
Item: 510949
Only £24.99