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Skimmia japonica Beautiful


Attractive, glossy berries in winter

As a female Skimmia it will need a male plant nearby for pollination to ensure a good crop of berries. 'Rubella'; and 'Kew Green' are good choices

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Autumn, Spring, Winter
Flowering May - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 60 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Light sandy, Loam
Light exposure Full shade
Soil drainage Moist, Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site City or courtyard garden, Cottage or informal garden, Patio container plants