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Reeves Skimmia

Skimmia reevesiana

Pronunciation: SKIM-i-a ja-PON-i-ka REEV-si-AY-na
SKU #07108
7-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
CARE
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.