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Skimmia japonica Temptation

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

All year round interest

Add a splash of colour to the winter garden

Ideal for growing in containers or shaded borders

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Handsome, glossy foliage makes Skimmia 'Temptation' the perfect evergreen shrub for adding year-round colour to your garden. It's creamy-white, late spring blooms are a magnet for pollinating insects who adore its nectar-rich flowers. This is female variety which can be pollinated by planting close to a male Skimmia such as 'Rubella'. When planted with a male clone it will reward you with clusters of glossy scarlet berries that bring a festive feel to winter containers. A lovely choice for brightening up shaded borders throughout the year. Height and spread: 150cm (59").

Height Up to 150cm (59in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 x 1.5 litre potted skimmia plant (KB7449)

Grow Skimmia plants in a dappled or fully shaded position, in moderately fertile, rich, well drained soil which can be neutral to acidic in pH. Avoid full sun, as this can cause yellowing of the leaves. Alternatively grow Skimmia in large containers, using a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3 mixed with ericaceous (acidic) compost.
Skimmia plants will require very little pruning. After flowering, trim them lightly to keep a good shape, and remove any dead or damaged growth.

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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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