|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from China
An exciting new introduction, ‘Soft Caress’ lives up to its name with fabulous soft, feathery foliage. Unlike other Mahonias, ‘Soft Caress’ has no spines on its long, slender, finger-like foliage so it can be planted next to a pathway where it can be stroked when passing.
Very tropical in appearance, almost like a young Phoenix palm.
It forms a neat, compact clump and produces very showy clusters of yellow flowers on upright spikes in late summer/early autumn followed by blue berries. In cold weather the foliage takes on red tones.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in part shade.
Height and spread after 3 – 4 years 1m x 50cm
Semi mature height and spread after 5 – 6 years 1.5m x 1.5m