Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
  • Common name: Skimmia
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Flowers

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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' is a compact male skimmia, with reddish, deep green leaves. Dark red flower buds form in autumn and throughout winter until the flowers open in spring. It's ideal for growing in an autumn or winter container display or using to fill gaps in the border.

For best results grow Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' in moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Trim plants after flowering and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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