Pronunciation: SKIM-i-a ja-PON-i-ka REEV-si-AY-na
|Description||This very dwarf evergreen shrub features dense branching and a low, mounded form with thick, leathery, dark green, lance-shaped leaves. Very showy clusters of fragrant white flowers in the spring produce bright crimson-colored berries, creating a very handsome accent for shaded areas of the landscape, or containers.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||A small shrub for shade that is self-fertile, and so will set berries without worrying about separate male and female plants. It's small enough to plant as a grouping even in tiny courtyard gardens.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)|
|Care||Grows easily in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils; prefers dappled shade but tolerates heavy shade well. 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.