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