Japanese Skimmia (Female)
Skimmia japonica (Female)
|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.|
|Mature Size||Slow grower to 2 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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