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Soft Caress Mahonia

Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress' PP #20,183

Lemon-yellow flowers stand atop the slender, thornless, bamboo-like foliage in early winter. Flowers are followed by large clusters of silver-blue berries in spring. Perfect for an Asian garden, border planting, or as a specimen. Evergreen.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Young plants require regular watering, weekly or more often in extreme heat. Drought tolerant when established.


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Average Size at MaturityGrows to 3 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeBright yellow flowers followed by blue berries in early winter.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Specimen
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsYoung plants require regular watering, weekly or more often in extreme heat. Drought tolerant when established.

Provide evenly moist, humus rich, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prune young plants in early spring to promote dense branching. Apply a slow-release balanced fertilizer in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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