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Skimmia laureola

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourCream-white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Skimmia laureola. This species is a low creeping shrub that is strongly aromatic. The dark green leaves are narrowly elliptic and entire. The flowers are sweetly scented cream-white blooms, followed by black fruits.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

S.E Asia, E.Siberia, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, aromatic foliage and their fruits.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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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