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Japanese Skimmia (Male)

Skimmia japonica (Male)

Pronunciation: SKIM-i-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #07106

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Description Although often prized as a pollenizer, this handsome, densely branched, naturally dome-shaped, mounded shrub is a true showman. Glossy, rich green, aromatic foliage backs large, full clusters of tiny but showy, deep reddish pink buds that open to very fragrant, creamy white, star-shaped flowers in the spring. An excellent landscape accent. Evergreen.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 2 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Pollenizer, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Accent, Hillside
Design Ideas The male skimmia is mostly used to make sure the female sets fruit, but the male plant is a fine shrub by itself with showy, fragrant flower clusters. As with the female, keep out of the sun and provide adequate moisture year-round.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Dogwood (Cornus)
Care Grows easily in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

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