Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to 2 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Fragrant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:SKIM-i-a ja-PON-i-ka
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 22
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 2 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Special features:Easy Care, Pollenizer
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:White
Flower attributesFragrant
Design IdeasThe male skimmia is mostly used to make sure the female sets fruit, but the male plant is a fine shrub by itself with showy, fragrant flower clusters. As for the female, keep out of the sun and provide adequate moisture year-round.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.