A picture of a Japanese Skimmia

Japanese Skimmia

Skimmia japonica

Skimmia Japonica by Pvhuf (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H6-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

1m

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Japanese Skimmia Overview

Skimmia japonica is an evergreen shrub from the Rutaceae family. It has an erect to dome-shaped habit. Also known by the name Japanese Skimmia, this plant produces oval to lance-shaped, lightly aromatic, dark green leaves. In spring dense panicles of fragrant, white, sometimes pink-red flushed flowers appear, which develop into red fruits on female plants.

Common problems with Japanese Skimmia

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

    How to harvest Japanese Skimmia

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Japanese Skimmia

    Cuttings

    Take semi hardwood cuttings.

    Seed

    Special features of Japanese Skimmia

    Attractive fruits

    Other uses of Japanese Skimmia

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

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