• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 2 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SKIM-i-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 22
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 2 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design IdeasThe 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 for the female, keep out of the sun and provide adequate moisture year-round.
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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