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Skimmia japonica - 'Chilan Choice' (Skimmia)

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

This medium sized and spreading 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 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
  • 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 heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Skimmia japonica

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Skimmia japonica:

  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location

View all the plants listed in Genus Skimmia

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

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