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Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’

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  • Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsOctober & September
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPinkish-red
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ (Skimmia). This compact male clone has glossy, medium green leaves with red edges, and pinkish-red flowers in mid autumn to early winter.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Japan, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance, fruit, container, border. Spring interest.

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  • Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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  • Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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