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
  • 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

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

 
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£16.00 each 
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SKIMMIA japonica 'Redruth'

SKIMMIA japonica 'Redruth'

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

 
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£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

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £15.00 each
£16.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £15.00 each
£16.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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