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Mahonia Eurybracteata Soft Caress is a compact evergreen shrub that is highly prized for its unique foliage and striking yellow flowers. This variety of Mahonia is a relatively new introduction, and it has quickly become a popular choice for gardeners in the UK.
The Soft Caress Mahonia is a slow-growing plant that typically reaches a height of around 1 metre, with a similar spread. It has finely divided, feathery leaves that are a soft green colour and add a touch of elegance to any garden. Unlike some other Mahonia varieties, Soft Caress does not have any sharp spines, making it a much more user-friendly plant.
This Mahonia blooms in winter and early spring, producing bright yellow flowers that contrast beautifully with the soft green foliage. The flowering time is usually from December to March, making it a great addition to a winter garden when many other plants are dormant.
Mahonia Eurybracteata Soft Caress prefers a sheltered position in partial shade, although it can tolerate full sun if the soil is kept moist. It thrives in moist, well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter, but it can also grow in a range of soil types.
Overall, Mahonia Eurybracteata Soft Caress is a fantastic choice for UK gardens. Its compact size, attractive foliage, and winter flowers make it a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of settings, from borders and rock gardens to container plantings.