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Japanese Skimmia (Female)

Skimmia japonica (Female)

Pronunciation: SKIM-i-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #07105

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Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow grower to 2 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Container, Hedge
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
Care 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.

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