Skimmia

Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana

Skimmia - Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana

Common Name: Skimmia
Genus: Skimmia
Species: japonica subsp. reevesiana

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Provides winter colour, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

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

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



A dome-shaped evergreen shrub with narrow tapered dark green leaves which are slightly aromatic. In mid- to late spring fragrant white flowers sometimes tinged pink or red open from red buds on dense panicles. In autumn bright red berries are produce often lasting well in to winter. A good shrub for a pot on the patio or in the garden border.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Light or no pruning is required but can be trimmed lightly after flowering to maintain the symmetry of the shrub.


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