Skimmia japonica

Skimmia japonica

Growzone: 7-9

As Low As $32.95
1. Choose Size & Quantity
Size Price Quantity
1 Gal. Male $32.95
1 Gal. Female $34.95
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This Plants Growzone: 7-9
Growing Zone: 7-9
Mature Height: 2 to 4 feet
Mature Width: 3 to 5 feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight Full to Part Shade
Habit: Densely branched, spreading
Foliage: Dark Green
Flower Color: White fragrant flowers that produce black fruit
Pruning Season: Prune in spring after flowering
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass.

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Attractive, dome-shaped mound displays clusters of fragrant yellowish-white flowers on the female which will produce red berries when a male is present. Males produce reddish flowers but produce no berries. Perfect low hedge for walkways, in dappled sunlight to shaded exposures.

  • Great for containers.
  • Need the Male and Female plants in order to get flowers.
  • A shade-loving plant.
  • Female plants spread more than the male counterpart.

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Easy to Care for Skimmia japonica Shrubs

Attractive, dome-shaped mound displays clusters of fragrant yellowish-white flowers on the female which will produce red berries when a male is present. Males produce reddish flowers but produce no berries. Perfect low hedge for walkways, in dappled sunlight to shaded exposures. Great for containers.


Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Skimmia japonica plants 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 back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil 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 japonica to 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 to 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 gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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