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SKIMMIA japonica subsp. reevesiana

Hermaphrodite with narrow elliptic tapering leaves and ovoid red fruit which usually remains until the spring
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    70cm (28in)
  • Spread
    70cm (28in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Dome-shaped shrub. Produces small flowers 6mm (¼in) across in dense panicles to 8cm (3in) long followed by ovoid red berries
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade

SKIMMIA japonica subsp. reevesiana

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Hermaphrodite. One plant will provide berries. Introduced into UK by Robert Fortune, Scottish plant hunter, in 1850. Attractive to insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects.
    Place of origin
    China, Taiwan
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Slightly aromatic
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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70cm (28in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  70cm (28in)
 

Useful extras...

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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.
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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
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Only £8.00

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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
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3 options from £3.00

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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

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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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