Skimmia reevesianaItem #7108 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
Very dwarf evergreen shrub displays dense branches and mounded form. A handsome accent with dark green lance-shaped thick leathery leaves and fragrant flower clusters followed by crimson berries.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Requires regular watering to maintain consistently moist soil.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SKIM-i-a REEV-si-AY-naPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 22Growth habit:CompactGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Fragrant white flowers in spring.Flower 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); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Requires regular watering to maintain consistently moist soil.