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Photo: Skimmia japonica

General description

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 

Plant requirements

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

Maintenance

Low maintenance plant just prune out any dead, dieseased or damaged wood as soon as flowering is over May to July. 

Practical use

All year Colour, Fragrant and good for insects.

Resource

www.RHS.org.uk

Properties

Height
60 - 100 cm
Soil type
Loam
Sand
Sunlight
Partial shade
Full shade
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Neutral
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy

 

3 varieties of this plant