Skimmia japonica

Skimmia japonica

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This evergreen shrub has an erect to dome-shaped habit. It produces oval to lance-shaped, lightly aromatic, dark green leaves. In spring it produces dense panicles of fragrant, white flowers which develop into red fruit on female plants.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings.

Special features

Attractive fruits

Special features

Origin

Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Chalk, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance shrub is useful addition to woodland plantings and for covering banks or slopes.

Personality

Family

Rutaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally disease free but can be attacked by fruit tree red spider mite & horse chestnut scale.