Skimmia

Skimmia × confusa 'Kew Green' (male)

Skimmia - Skimmia × confusa  'Kew Green' (male)

Common Name: Skimmia
Genus: Skimmia
Species: × confusa
Cultivar: 'Kew Green' (male)

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: male plant

A compact dome-shaped evergreen shrub with dense clusters of fragrant creamy-white flowers in April and May and aromatic pointed mid-green leaves. This award-winning shrub is perfect for illuminating a shady shrub border or woodland garden. Requiring little routine pruning, it's useful for 'anchoring' taller upright plants and pollinating female skimmias planted close by.

  • Garden care: Lightly trim after flowering if necessary. To improve the moisture retention qualities of the soil, add plenty of well-rotted compost when planting.

  • Goes well with: Buxus sempervirens (box pyramid), Hedera hibernica 'Sagittifolia', Ligustrum delavayanum 'Cone', Laurus nobilis (bay standard), Sarcococca confusa, Helleborus orientalis.


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