Skimmia reevesianaItem #7108 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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This very dwarf evergreen shrub features dense branching and a low, mounded form with thick, leathery, dark green, lance-shaped leaves. Very showy clusters of fragrant white flowers in the spring produce bright crimson-colored berries, creating a very handsome accent for shaded areas of the landscape, or containers.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SKIM-i-a ja-PON-i-ka REEV-si-AY-naPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 22Growth habit:CompactGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasA small shrub for shade that is self-fertile, and so will set berries without worrying about separate male and female plants. It's small enough to plant as a grouping even in tiny courtyard gardens.Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils; prefers dappled shade but tolerates heavy shade well. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.