Japanese Skimmia (Female)

Skimmia japonica (Female)

SKU
07105
Attractive, dome-shaped mound displays clusters of fragrant yellowish white flowers followed by bright red berries when a male pollenizer is planted nearby. Perfect low hedge for walkways, in dappled sunlight to shaded exposures. Good in containers. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical PronunciationSKIM-i-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow grower to 2 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis is an excellent shade-loving evergreen shrub that need consistent moisture to keep looking good. Red berries are an added plus, but be sure to plant one male plant among the females in order to set fruit.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

Grows easily in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils. 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. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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