Japanese skimmia (male)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Japanese skimmia (male) - Skimmia japonica  'Rubella'

Common Name: Japanese skimmia (male)
Genus: Skimmia
Species: japonica
Cultivar: 'Rubella'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

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

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: April & May

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

  • Other features: male plant

A compact male shrub with red-margined deep green leaves. Dark red flower buds are produced in autumn and these last all through the winter until the flowers open in spring. A great shrub for growing in a pot or for filling in gaps in the garden border.

  • 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.

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