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4. Skimmia Japonica Nymans

4. Skimmia Japonica Nymans (Skimmia Japonica Nymans)

A delightful small shrub which is probably at its maximum height and width now. It is necessary to have a male plant in the vicinity to ensure berries. These do not seem too attractive to the birds and the berries remain on the plant through the following summer and as the flowers go over it is not unusual to see red berries from the previous year, flowers and green berries forming, all at the same time.

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Very colourful. What is it?

19 Mar, 2010


Sorry Amblealice, I had to delve to find the name of the plant and decided to leave it till later but it is a beautiful shrub. It should be fully grown at this size so is a very good plant for any garden. Some of these red berries will still be on it after the white flowers have given next years berries. The birds are not overly keen on it but whether that is because there is plenty of other food around I'm not sure.

19 Mar, 2010


Thank you is lovely....I needed to know before entering into GoYpedia pages.....

19 Mar, 2010


beautiful,do the birds eat the berries?

20 Mar, 2010


See my comment above suey. It certainly has plenty berries but there does need to be a male plant somewhere near to act as a polinator.

20 Mar, 2010

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