Soft Caress Mahonia – 3 gallon container


The Soft Caress Mahonia is a unique one. At first glance, when not in bloom, you may think it is a variety of bamboo with its bright green, slender,  feather-like foliage.  Autumn brings clusters of lemon yellow blooms that instantly identify this evergreen as a Mahonia.  Winter brings a burst of warmth and boldness to shady areas of your landscape.  Reaching a mature height of 3-4 feet and a width of 3-4 feet this is a tough and hardy plant with a soft and gentle appearance. Uses include foundation, beds, shade gardens, and containers in and out doors.

Joseph’s take: When the new Mahonias I was so excited that we have a new shade plant that has a colorful flower yellow flower.  I plant Mahonia often and have learned that they need some winter protection here in North Carolina.  I usually plant them in deep shade near the house so as to protect them from an abnormally cold winter.






Mahonia x Media ‘Soft Caress’

  • Pot Size: 3 Gallon
  • Mature Height: 3-4′
  • Mature Width: 3-4′
  • Flower Season: Fall-Winter
  • Sun: Partial Shade
  • Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9

Additional information

Hardiness Zones

7, 8, 9

Bloom Time

Fall, Winter

Bloom Color


Light Requirements

Part Shade

Water Requirements

Moist but well-drained

Average Plant Height

3 feet, 4 feet

Average Plant Width

3 Feet, 4 Feet

Deciduous or Evergreen


Foliage Color


Additional Characteristics

Attracts Hummingbirds, Disease Resistant, Dramatic Foliage, Low Maintenance, Pest Resistant


Southern Living® Plant Collection

Pot Size

3 Gallon


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