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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Hardy Shrub

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Unmissable red buds adding colour to your autumn/winter gardens.

Warms to white blooms in the spring attracting bees and other polinators.

Fantastic low-maintenance addition to woodland gardens

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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").

Height Up to 120cm (48in)
Spread Up to 120cm (47in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 skimmia plant in 9cm pot (45015)
2 skimmia plants in 9cm pots (KA9274)
1 skimmia plant in 3 litre pot (57538)
2 skimmia plants in 3 litre pots (T59262P)

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 in patio containers in soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Caution: Fruits are harmful if eaten.
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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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