20 years to reach maturity
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'
Sow in containers in autumn, provide winter cover in cold frames.
Root semi ripe cuttings in late summer.
Special features of Skimmia 'Rubella'
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.