Looking for an exceptional plant for a bright shady area? 'Soft Caress' Mahonia (Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress' PP#20183) is a perfect selection. This unique variety is part of the exceptional Sunset Western Garden Collection. Plus it was voted Plant of the Year 2013 by the Royal Horticultural Society at the Chelsea Garden Show.
Don't let the word 'Mahonia' turn you away. This selection has very soft leaves, not pesky-thorny leaves like most Mahonia. 'Soft Caress' is compact enough to use in containers, yet large enough for foundation or border plantings. Brilliant yellow blooms brighten up a shady location. Low water requirement once established.