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Skimmia 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Also known as

Skimmia

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Skimmia 'Rubella' Overview

This cultivar is a small, bushy evergreen shrub and has dark green, elliptic leaves up to 10cm long. It produces panicles of red buds which provide a show in late winter which then open to fragrant white flowers in early spring.

Common problems with Skimmia 'Rubella'

Generally disease free but can be attacked by scale insects.

    How to harvest Skimmia 'Rubella'

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Skimmia 'Rubella'

    Seed

    Sow in containers in autumn, provide winter cover in cold frames.

    Cuttings

    Root semi ripe cuttings in late summer.

    Special features of Skimmia 'Rubella'

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Skimmia 'Rubella'

    This low maintenance plant suits a variety of settings, from providing structure to mixed containers in urban locations to borders of informal cottage styles.