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By Anget

Wiltshire, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone tell me which type of skimmia these are, please?
Bought from supermarket with no details. (Just 'decoration'!)



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Rubella maybe?

29 Jan, 2021

 

Yes,I think Skimmia Rubella too Anget..prefers Acidic soil.Mine isn't,but I added some Ericaceous when I planted it some years ago, and I give it a mulch now and then,and occasionally,(when I remember) a liquid feed ,that I use for Camellia /Pieris etc ..to stop the foliage yellowing..It's been fine..

29 Jan, 2021

 

Thank you both, very useful information. I have potted them on and hope eventually to put them out.

29 Jan, 2021

 

I'd also go for Rubella. It is a male flower and I have mine in alkaline soil and light shade. I think the RHS says it isn't soil fussy. Certainly the ones we had when I was growing up were 30+yrs old on Magnesium carbonate which is a type of limestone so alkaline.

29 Jan, 2021

 

Thanks, SBG. I've never grown them before. They were sold as Christmas decorations in tiny 9cm pots, but I thought they'd eventually get big enough to put in a bigger pot or border. They've increased in size already.

29 Jan, 2021

 

There are others but probably Rubella from a supermarket. They smell delicious.

3 Feb, 2021

 

Thank you, Suea

3 Feb, 2021

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