|I asked the salesman at the store if I could plant the above outside at the end of the season and he replied that the plant is a houseplant. is this true?
|Answer from NGA
December 11, 2009
|Japanese skimmia is hardy outdoors only in gardening zones 7-9. Your zip code places you in gardening zone 6B which is just on the borderline of the skimmia's growing range. I'm sure that's why the salesperson told you it was considered a houseplant. If you can find a protected area in your garden, and make an effort to protect it with straw or other covering in the winters months, you can grow your skimmia outdoors. Hope this clarifies things for you.
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