Soft Caress Mahonia
Shade-Loving Evergreen with Winter Flowers
Soft Caress Mahonia is a fall-flowering, evergreen shrub. Plant one for a lovely accent in your Asian garden or in a shady spot for some subtle color and definition. It's small enough for a container on your front porch, yet large enough for a decorative border.
There are plenty of evergreens to keep your landscape looking warm and vibrant through the long winter months, but most of those require full sun. Your Soft Caress Mahonia, Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress', provides winter interest, but does so in those shady spots of your yard that can be difficult to find plants for.
Unlike other Mahonia varieties (with their sharp-edged foliage), your Soft Caress Mahonia seems to invite you to "caress" its soft, feathery foliage of fine-textured leaves. The long, deep-green leaves are almost fern-like and reminiscent of bamboo. The graceful foliage is reason enough to value this beautiful shrub, but it offers even more decorative interest for the autumn and winter months.
In late fall/early winter, long racemes of delicate flowers will emerge from your Soft Caress Mahonia, like candles of lemon yellow, shining their brilliance for 2-3 weeks of bloom. As the flowers fade, diminutive berries will appear, their deep blue/black hue lending further decoration through the winter months.
Soft Caress Mahonia is a dwarf variety with a compact habit. Soft Caress is a tough little shrub overall, and is even pest and disease resistant.
Gardeners revere Mahonia plants for their remarkable features, but bemoan their harsh foliage. An award-winning variety, Soft Caress Mahonia allows you to enjoy the good features without the bad. Imagine one of these gracing your yard this year!
- Soft, evergreen foliage
- Year round interest
- Fall/winter flowers
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
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- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well - Moderately Drained|