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Japanese skimmia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Skimmia japonica

 

Japanese skimmia

Skimmia japonica - Japanese skimmia - is a flowering, evergreen shrub, native to parts of South East Asia with shiny, leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant flowers, which, in female flowers, are followed by berries

 
plant Features
  • Japanese skimmia likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Japanese skimmia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Japanese skimmia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Japanese skimmia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Japanese skimmia

Latin name

Skimmia japonica

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Rutaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese skimmia likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Japanese skimmia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Japanese skimmia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Japanese skimmia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Japanese skimmia is 1.60meters x 1.60meters 1.60 M 1.60 M

Skimmia japonica

Skimmia japonica - Japanese skimmia - is a flowering, evergreen shrub, native to parts of South East Asia with shiny, leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant flowers, which, in female flowers, are followed by berries


Planting Outdoors in Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Place pot grown plants into growing position having dug in plenty of rotten manure or garden compost, water well in. They prefer locations in part shade, with little direct sun. In areas of extreme shade, they will become long and leggy. They prefer a moist, but well drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Alkaline or sandy soils can also be troublesome.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Planting Outdoors in Autumn

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Place pot grown plants into growing position having dug in plenty of rotten manure or garden compost, water well in. They prefer locations in part shade, with little direct sun. In areas of extreme shade, they will become long and leggy. They prefer a moist, but well drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Alkaline or sandy soils can also be troublesome.

 
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