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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.
|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|
|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|
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.