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Skimmia japonica ‘Veitchii’

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & June
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Skimmia japonica ‘Veitchii’ (Skimmia). This is also known as S. 'Foremanii' and S. 'Fischeri'. This vigorous, upright, evergreen, dense female shrub has oval, mid green leaves. Small, star-shaped, white flowers are borne in clusters, in mid spring and late spring, followed by a mass of bright red fruit.

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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