Japanese Skimmia (Skimmia japonica 'Rubella')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet (60-90 cm)
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet (60-90 cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Male
Flower Time: Spring
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Feb 5, 2012 3:39 PM

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' is a male variety of Skimmia and will not produce berries. You will need to plant a female Skimmia (there are many to choose from) in order to get berries.

'Rubella' has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

The spring time blooms are fragrant and quite beautiful.

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