Reading Rob's comment about Melianthus major smelling of peanut butter has got me…
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.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Too much sun or poor soil may cause chlorosis.