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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
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - tolerant of pollution, shade and neglect. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects
  • Place of origin - Himalayas to south-eastern Asia, China, Japan
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped - followed by red or black fruits on female and hermaphrodite plants
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Scented foliage
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
Skimmia - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of SKIMMIA

SKIMMIA x confusa 'Kew Green'   AWARD

SKIMMIA x confusa 'Kew Green'  >

Male form with glossy green leaves and large greenish flower racemes, commonly very hardy
£14.00 £11.20 each

SKIMMIA japonica 'Fructu Albo'

SKIMMIA japonica 'Fructu Albo'  >

('Wakehurst White') - dense clusters of white fruit and dwarf habit
£16.00 each
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SKIMMIA japonica 'Kew White'

SKIMMIA japonica 'Kew White'  >

Slow growing female form with creamy-white berries
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£14.00 each
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SKIMMIA japonica 'Redruth'

SKIMMIA japonica 'Redruth'  >

(A.M. Form) - hermaphrodite, free berrying
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£14.00 each

SKIMMIA japonica subsp. reevesiana

SKIMMIA japonica subsp. reevesiana  >

Hermaphrodite with narrow elliptic tapering leaves and ovoid red fruit which usually remains until the spring
£14.00 each

SKIMMIA japonica 'Rubella'  AWARD

SKIMMIA japonica 'Rubella'  >

(Male) - red buds opening white. Foliage also reddish
£14.00 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
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£14.00 each

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