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! It has also been recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators' the flowers are produced through the spring and summer and are a favourite with butterflies and bees.
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.
Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot ready for immediate planting.
Flowers August to October.
Eventual height and width: 1m x 1m.