20 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
More images of Japanese Skimmia
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
Take semi hardwood cuttings.
Special features of Japanese Skimmia
Other uses of Japanese Skimmia
This low maintenance shrub is useful addition to woodland plantings and for covering banks or slopes.