Mahonia eurybracteata subsp.ganpinensis 'Soft Caress' (PBR)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2013

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Buy Mahonia eurybracteata subsp.ganpinensis 'Soft Caress' (PBR) RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2013: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2013

  • Position: full sun to full shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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, which means that they can be planted near to paths or doorways where you may brush past them. '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.

  • Garden care: Every second year after flowering prune specimens grown as groundcover to just above ground level to encourage bushy growth and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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I would buy this again


Wanted a small evergreen shrub with flowers and perfume this fitted the bill. Flowering was just coming to an end but was really healthy a little expensive for the size but is growing beautifully and can't wait for it to flower this year. And with this winter's weather couldn't be happier with it.




Bought two of these shrubs,very pleased.


Planted in mixed shrubbery





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I am thinking about two of these in pots at my front door which faces north west. How big would you advise the pots should be? If not Mahonia, what other plants would be successful? Thanks


Hello, It depends on whether or not you are happy to pot them up as they grow, but ideally they should eventually be housed in something around 60cm in diameter.


Hello, I purchased a couple of these beauties last year, planted one in the ground and one in a pot, the one I put in the ground the leaves have started turning yellow but the one in the pot is still lovely and green, do I need to dig the ground one up? It is in an east facing position, planted with same compost as the potted one and it has good drainage so I'm stumped, have tried to find info on web but not much seems to be known about it, don't want to lose it so can you please help? Thank you much.


Hello, It is difficult to say what is causing this yellowing from your description, but the most likely causes would be soil problems (even if you have added in some potting compost when planting, the soil will always dominate), planting at the wrong depth or too much or too little water.

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