PlantsSkimmia→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
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, spherical red berries.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
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
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

Photo gallery:

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.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Birdfeeder Gardern but DEER, dappled sun, sandy soil by Whitebeard Sep 1, 2016 6:18 PM 17

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Exquisite but Ephemeral"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.