SKIMMIA

Large clusters of flowers, attractive to insects, and some deliciously scented on the males and attractive red or white berries on the females.

Take care when choosing to ensure you have a male for pollination, unless choosing reevesiana which will produce berries.

Genus of about 6 species of monoecious, dioecious, occasionally hermaphrodite evergreen shrubs and trees found in woodland from the Himalayas to southeastern Asia, China and Japan.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Tolerant of pollution, shade and neglect. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Place of origin
    Himalayas to south-eastern Asia, China, Japan
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of SKIMMIA

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SKIMMIA x confusa 'Kew Green

SKIMMIA x confusa 'Kew Green

male form with glossy green leaves and large greenish flower racemes, commonly very hardy

 
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£16.00 each 
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SKIMMIA japonica 'Fructu Albo'

SKIMMIA japonica 'Fructu Albo'

('Wakehurst White') - dense clusters of white fruit and dwarf habit

 
Large
£25.00  
SKIMMIA japonica 'Kew White'

SKIMMIA japonica 'Kew White'

slow growing female form with creamy-white berries

 
£16.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
SKIMMIA japonica 'Redruth'

SKIMMIA japonica 'Redruth'

(A.M. Form) - hermaphrodite, free berrying

 
£16.00 each 
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SKIMMIA japonica subsp. reevesiana

SKIMMIA japonica subsp. reevesiana

hermaphrodite with narrow elliptic tapering leaves and ovoid red fruit which usually remains until the spring

 
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£25.00 each 
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SKIMMIA japonica 'Rubella'

SKIMMIA japonica 'Rubella'

(Male) - red buds opening white. Foliage also reddish

 
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£16.00 each 
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SKIMMIA japonica 'Veitchii'

SKIMMIA japonica 'Veitchii'

('Foremanii') - vigorous female clone with broad leaves and large bunches of brilliant red fruit

 
£16.00 each 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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