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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Japanese skimmia (male)

RHS award of garden merit
7.5 litre pot £69.99
  • Position: partial to full shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This is a compact male shrub with red-margined, deep green leaves. The dark red flower buds, which are produced in autumn, last throughout the winter before the flowers open in spring. They are great for adding colour to a drab winter garden, and will look equally good in a pot or in the shrub border.

  • Garden care: Lightly trim after flowering, if necessary. To improve the moisture retention qualities of the soil add plenty of well-rotted compost when planting.