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Skimmia - 'Fragrant Cloud' (Skimmia)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Winter), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Skimmia Description

This low growing 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 - Cultivation Notes

Preferring a well drained neutral to acidic soil that is reasonably fertile yet well drained soil, Skimmia flourishes in full or partial shade. Carefully 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:

  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • 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
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Skimmia

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Skimmia:

  • Provides scented winter blossom
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest

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