Soft Caress Mahonia
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Soft Caress Mahonia

Soft Caress Mahonia

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress' PP20183


The 'Soft Caress' Mahonia is a far cry from its cousin, the standard Leatherleaf Mahonia with its aggressive spiny leaves.  The 'Soft Caress' is a gentler, softer dwarf variety from the Southern Living Plants Collection.  It has narrow bamboo-like leaves and upright spikes of yellow blooms in early winter, providing a tiny beacon during the bleakness of winter. Use this dwarf mahonia as an accent in a rock garden or Asian-themed garden.  In a mixed border, try pairing 'Soft Caress' Mahonia with the reds of 'Firepower' Nandina, or the contrasting foliage of a hydrangea or hosta for an interesting display of different textures.   

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Nirihira,  Marvel, Soft Touch Mahonia can be sensitive to cold temperatures and bright sunlight, I usually plant them near a house for added warmth and definatly in the shade to protect from extreme summer heat. Most Mahonia bloom in the dead of winter and are bright yellow. They give me hope that spring is on the way!

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 3'
Flower Season: Winter
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1