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Skimmia 'Kew Green' (Skimmia)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Cream Flowers (Winter), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Skimmia 'Kew Green' Description

This low to medium sized shade tolerant shrub provides much needed winter blossom and scent from male plants and is followed by attractive berries on the female form. Attractive foliage and form makes Skimmias ideal as ground cover in problematic shady areas.


Skimmia 'Kew Green' - Cultivation Notes

Preferring a well drained neutral to acidic soil that is reasonably fertile yet well drained, Skimmia flourishes in full or partial shade. Trim to shape after flowering and mulch occasionally. Can be planted in numbers to provide low evergreen ground cover.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Skimmia 'Kew Green':

  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade
  • Produces winter flowers

Design & Plant Use for Skimmia 'Kew Green':

  • Provides scented winter blossom
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Skimia, Skymia, Scimia, Scimmia, Skimmier, Skimmea