Skimmia japonica is a dense evergreen shrub belonging to the Rutaceae family. it has fragrant, waxy, ovate leaves and has a bushy habbit.
It flower creamy-white to yellow flowers in Spring
Can grow in Sand or Loam.
Moist but well-drained
Any facing - Exposed or Sheltered
Part shade to Full shade
PH Tolarent Acid, Alkaline or Neutral soils.
Hardy to -15C
Low maintenance plant just prune out any dead, dieseased or damaged wood as soon as flowering is over May to July.
All year Colour, Fragrant and good for insects.
- 60 - 100 cm
- Soil type
- Loam, Sand
- Partial shade, Full shade
- Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
- Moist but well-drained
3 varieties of this plant
- Skimmia japonica 'Kew White'Skimmia japonica 'Kew White'
- Skimmia Japonica 'Magic marlot'Skimmia Japonica 'Magic marlot'
- Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'