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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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The Plants

Mahonia eurybracteata subsp.ganpinensis 'Soft Caress'

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Photo of Mahonia eurybracteata subsp.ganpinensis 'Soft Caress'


Recently released onto the market, and winner of "Plant of the Year" at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013, this is the first Mahonia of its kind to have spine-free leaves. 'Soft Caress' is a compact, evergreen shrub, so it is ideal for larger pots, where it will provide year-round interest. Alternatively, it will make a fine addition to either a sunny or partially shaded border. Yellow, cup-shaped honey scented flowers in August and September, followed by blue berries throughout the colder months which will attract birds to the garden.


  • Shrubs

Award of Garden Merit

Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Slopes/banks
  • Woodland area
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Containers
  • Gravel garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Ground cover
  • Winter interest
  • Autumn interest
  • Architectural
  • Scented flowers
  • Berries

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in partial or full shade. No pruning required.


Size: Small

Pot size: 3 litre

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 100cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline