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Skimmia japonica var. reevesiana

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height0.5m to 0.75m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPink, yellow, white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Skimmia japonica var. reevesiana. With S. japonica ssp. reevesiana, separate male and female plants are needed in order to obtain fruits.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Japan, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance, fruit, container, border

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  • Skimmia japonica var. reevesiana | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

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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