• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Highly Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SKIM-i-a ja-PON-i-ka REEV-si-AY-na
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 22
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows 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:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.