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Skimmia japonica ‘Fructo Alba’

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height0.5m to 0.75m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Skimmia japonica ‘Fructo Alba’ (Skimmia). This has oval, dark green leaves with green buds and large, white berries.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Japan, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance, fruit, container, border

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Skimmias are shade-lovers and grow very well with rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. They need a moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil.

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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