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Japonica Skimmia 'Rubella' ☂part shade ❅Hardy ★Award

Japonica Skimmia 'Rubella' ☂part shade ❅Hardy ★Award  (Skimmia 'Rubella')

skimmia 'Rubella'
CharacteristicsPlant type


Flower or Leaf

H4 (hardy)
Red and White in Spring

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

SizeUltimate height
1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread
1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height
10-20 years

Skimmia are compact evergreen shrubs with simple, aromatic leaves and terminal panicles of small white or yellowish flowers followed, on fertilised female plants, by shiny red berries; most have male and female flowers on separate plants

'Rubella' is a small, bushy evergreen shrub with dark green, elliptic leaves to 10cm long. Panicles of red buds, showy in late winter, open to fragrant white flowers in early spring

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How to growSunlight
Part shade Aspect
North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
Grow on a good neutral to acid soil with added humus (from leaf mould or well-rotted manure). They will also tolerate a chalky soil that has been improved with well-rotted organic matter. Avoid full sun which can cause yellowing of the leaves
Moist but well-drained
slightly acidic

Propagate by seed, sown in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Wall-side Borders

How to carePruning
Pruning group 8 if necessary

Prone to scale insects
Generally trouble free

Comments on this photo


Love the way you are using symbols for hardiness etc....clever! This looks so much healthier than mine!

21 Feb, 2013


Thanks Karen - recently added my own fruity mulch to it - :))

21 Feb, 2013


Very nice Paul.

22 Feb, 2013


Thanks mate :)

22 Feb, 2013


Love them, they do well here....

22 Feb, 2013


Thanks DottyDaisy :)) mine a little ran down at the moment - moved it today

22 Feb, 2013


this is nice, i like your fir cones too! brill picture

23 Feb, 2013


Thanks SB very much :))

23 Feb, 2013

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