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Skimmia × foremanii

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Skimmia × foremanii. This is a dome-shaped or creeping shrub with oval, lightly fragrant, dark green leaves. Dense panicles of white fragrant flowers are borne in early spring to late spring, followed by red fruits on female plants.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

S.E Asia, E.Siberia, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, aromatic foliage and their fruits.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Skimmias are shade-lovers and grow very well with rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. They need a moist, humus -rich, well-drained soil. Propagate by seed in autumn or from semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn or from semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Too much sun or poor soil may cause chlorosis.

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