Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’: the 2013 Plant of the Year! A fantastic start for a unique plant: the first spineless mahonia shrub ever introduced. A plant with so many uses that it really deserves this informative consumer site.

This website informs you all about this plant’s applications, care, interesting facts and the awards that ‘Soft Caress’ has won in the short time since its introduction - of which the Gold Medal in the 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show is probably the most prestigious. On the ‘Interesting Facts’ page, plant hunter Ozzie Johnson from Atlanta, Georgia tells how he discovered Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’ in Japan.

During the gardening season, this plant is widely available from European garden centres. If you can’t find ‘Soft Caress’ at your garden centre, you could ask about ordering the plant from a webshop.

Are you already the proud owner of a ‘Soft Caress’? If so, we would like to see what this beauty looks like in your garden. If you want, you could send a picture to Your picture might just be awarded a prominent place in our slide show located under the heading ‘applications’. We hope you get a lot of pleasure from your spineless Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’. If you don’t have one yet: think about getting one - you’ll be glad you did!