Reeves Skimmia

Skimmia reevesiana

SKU
07108
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.
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7 - 9

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Botanical PronunciationSKIM-i-a ja-PON-i-ka REEV-si-AY-na
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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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