Female Skimmias with big attractive fruits and less bigger Male Skimmia Japonicas with a bigger green foliage and lighter color fruits Japanese Skimmia with darker red fruits and glossy foliage Looking down on a skimmia japonica with its nice ornamental fruits
Female Skimmias with big attractive fruits and less bigger Male Skimmia Japonicas with a bigger green foliage and lighter color fruits Japanese Skimmia with darker red fruits and glossy foliage Looking down on a skimmia japonica with its nice ornamental fruits

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Skimmia Japanese

Skimmia japonica

From South East Asia, the Skimmia Japonica is a slower grower with fragrant white flowers and solid and dense green foliage. They flourish in full shade but can tolerate partial sun with additional watering. Also know as Japanese Skimmia, this plant is disease free and is perfect for containers or any garden.

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Skimmia Japanese Shrubs for Sale Online

Japanese Skimmia, or Skimmia Japonica, are lovely looking shrubs that are dense and mounded and produce splendid aromatic flowers and ornamental fruits. They ripen in the fall and throughout the winter season. Male Skimmias are more fragrant and have larger foliage, but female Skimmias possess larger berries. Defiantly a part shade lover, this low maintenance plant is perfect for walkways.


Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 2 to 5 feet
Mature Width: 3 to 6 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved flowering shrub, summer flowering
Sunlight: Full shade to partial Sun
Habit: Densely branched, mounding
Flower Color: White to pink
Foliage: Olive green
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting
Growzone: 4-9 Skimmia Japanese Hardiness Zone 4-9

How to Care for Skimmia Japanese

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Skimmia Japanese Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Skimmia Japanese Spirea because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Skimmia Japanese Shrubs spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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