Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana (hermaphrodite)
Japanese skimmia (hermaphrodite)
- within 4 weeks
- 1.5 litre pot
- Standard £4.95
- Position: lightly dappled or deep shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A dome-shaped, evergreen shrub with narrow, tapered dark green leaves which are slightly aromatic. In mid- to late spring, fragrant white flowers, sometimes tinged pink or red, open from red buds on dense panicles. In autumn, bright red berries are produced, often lasting well into winter. This attractive evergreen is a hermaphrodite, so you will not need a pollinating partner to produce the berries. A good shrub for a pot on the patio or in the garden border.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Light or no pruning is required, but can be trimmed lightly after flowering to maintain the symmetry of the shrub.