Japanese Skimmia (Skimmia japonica)

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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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Fruit: Showy
Other: On female plants
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

Been growing for over 25 years!

March Plants for Honey BeesMarch Plants for Honey Bees
March 13, 2012

It's March, the month spring officially arrives according to the calendar. Mother Nature might have different plans, but plants are bursting forth with renewed growth and the cool weather plants are blooming, bringing joy to everyone. Honey bees have built up their numbers and are busy taking advantage of the bountiful supply of food.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Feb 8, 2012 2:25 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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You were so helpful with my indoor plant... by Aphria Jul 23, 2018 3:45 PM 12
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Can anyone identify this shrub please? by Maman Apr 17, 2018 12:09 PM 8
Any suggestions on a winter garden? by AmberLeaf Jun 22, 2017 11:32 AM 19

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