A mahonia without the spiny stems! This compact evergreen shrub won the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s ‘Plant of the Year’ in 2013. Flowering in the autumn with delicate spikes of yellow, honey-scented flowers, Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’ is a valuable plant for late season colour, and adds an exotic touch to the garden with its slender palm-like foliage. Grow this splendid hardy shrub in borders or patio containers for year-round interest. The flowers are also very attractive to bees. Height and spread: 1.2m (4′). Grown in a 2 ltr pot size.