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Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana

Skimmia

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  • Botanical name: Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana
  • Common name: Skimmia
  • Family: Rutaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen

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.

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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.

How to grow Skimmia japonica

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

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Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Skimmia japonica and wildlife

Skimmia japonica has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Skimmia japonica poisonous?

Skimmia japonica has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People