Skimmia japonica (is a bushy fully hardy perennial evergreen shrub with pink flowers in late Spring and mid Spring. It grows well in shade and semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are ) arranged in a inflorescence. It looks best in Autumn, Spring and Summer.
Care and maintenance
In order to flower you must have a male and female plant.
Skimmia japonica grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
This is a rounded shrub has a slow rate of growth has an ultimate height of 1.2m / 3.9ft and spread of 1.2m / 3.9ft. It can take 11-15 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green leaves. They arein shape.
The plant is happy in any situation, exposed or sheltered.
A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the flower. A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the leaf. Aromatic.
Moderate in fruit. Stomach upset if eaten.
Attractive foliage, bank and slope, borders, container plant, flowering shrub and woodland margin.
Fruit and seed
The fruit is red. There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Autumn and ending in Winter.
Propagation techniques include cuttings.
China (Southeastern). Japan.-23°C / -9.4F to 11-15 years 1.2m / 3.9ft 1.2m / 3.9ft
|Scientific classifications [Edit]|
|Specific epithet ?||japonica|
|Japanese skimmia (Ireland)|
References  ?
Plant added by plantdatabase
- The young plants of Pseudopanax crassifolius and Pseudopanax ferox from New Zealand grow spiny leaves to deter what is now an extinct giant flightless bird called a Moa from eating them. Once these small trees grow above about 8 feet tall the leaves change shape and texture to flattened spinless softer leaves. When mature it branches out to form a canopy.
- Suggest your own Tidbit