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Skimmia Japonica - 'Rubella' (Skimmia)

Skimmia Japonica - 'Rubella' (Skimmia)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Spring), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Skimmia Japonica Description

This medium sized evergreen shrub provides ideal low maintenance evergreen ground cover. Attractive red edged foliage is accompanied by masses of heavily scented red blossom in spring. Ideal for coastal conditions and shaded areas. Up to 5m x 5m


Skimmia Japonica - Cultivation Notes

Preferring a well drained neutral to acidic soil, Skimmia flourishes in partial shade. Prune to shape after flowering.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Skimmia Japonica:

  • Scented blossom
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Design & Plant Use for Skimmia Japonica:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • 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

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