Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana

Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana

Skimmia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana
  • Common name: Skimmia
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

  • Features: Flowers, Fruit

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Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana is a dome-shaped, evergreen shrub bearing narrow, dark green, aromatic leaves. In spring dense panicles of pink-tinged fragrant white flowers appear, followed by bright red berries which last well into winter. It's perfect for growing in a patio pot or as a specimen shrub in a small garden.

Grow Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana in fertile, well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost – especially if growing in a pot – and trim lightly after flowering to maintain its shape.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: 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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