Skimmia (Skimmia japonica Berri-Magic®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Berri-Magic®
Cultivar name: 'Berri-Magic'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, spherical red berries.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Male and female flowers exist on same plant.
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Pollution
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Skimmia cultivar which contains both female fruit and male flower

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Comments:
Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 27, 2014 10:25 AM

Skimmia (Skimmia japonica Berri-Magic®) is an interesting, shade-loving plant. A native of China and Japan, it is hardy in zones 6-8. Male plants produce white blossoms in mid-spring, and the red berries on female plants ripen in the fall and remain as a food source for overwintering birds. 'Berri-Magic' is a cultivar of Skimmia that possesses both male blossoms and female fruiting capacity.

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