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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

2 Options from £6.99

Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

Year-round interest

Sweetly scented

Attractive to bees

1 skimmia plant in 9cm pot £6.99 Despatch: within 3 Days
2 x 9cm potted skimmin plants £12.99 Despatch: within 3 Days
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
A small shrub, popular for its glossy evergreen leaves and dense clusters of red buds in autumn and winter. As the weather warms in spring, the white, highly fragrant flowers burst open, attracting bees and filling the air with a delightful sweet scent. Preferring a partly or fully shaded position, Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' makes a fantastic low-maintenance addition to woodland gardens, borders or patio containers, where it will add interest to your garden all year round. Height and spread: 80cm (31"). Supplied in 9cm pots.

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Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Low Maintenance Garden, Patio, Scented Gardens, Specimen Plant, Wildlife Gardens


sun or semi shade, dappled shade, shade

80cm (32in)

80cm (31in)


1 Skimmia Plant In 9cm Pot (45015)
2 X 9cm Potted Skimmin Plants (KA9274)

Feed and water Skimmia shrubs regularly until fully established. Once established, Skimmia requires little attention except for the occasional removal of damaged, diseased and misplaced shoots in mid-spring. If more shaping is needed, lightly cut back shoots after flowering in mid-summer. In autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant.
Gradually acclimatise Skimmia japonica plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Plant Skimmia in a fertile, moist, well-drained soil; it will grow happily in improved clay soils. Skimmia prefers a neutral to acid soil but will grow in improved chalky soils. Add plenty of well rotted manure or compost prior to planting. Choose a final position in partial shade or full shade; full sun can cause yellowing of the leaves. Alternatively plant Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' in patio containers in soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Caution: Fruits are harmful if eaten.


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