Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
PRE-ORDER ONLY- Dispatching Autumn 2019
A real garden jewel that adds depth & beauty to your autumn & winter alfresco style. Skimmia japonica is a good staple for any garden, low maintenance, evergreen and filled with beauty for at east 6 months, even unto 9 months of the year.
Skimmia is a very accommodating plant, you can add it to the middle of your borders, plant it up into a contemporary slate or grey container for a touch of contrast, place into a wide weave wicker basket for a little winter style or gift... a very versatile plant in both visual aspects and garden aspects.
Skimmia japonica doesn't mind being in a slightly sunny spot or a fairly shaded spot in the garden. A beautiful evergreen shrub that provides interest in the autumn, winter and early spring that attracts late pollinators and giving shelter to small birds or mammals throughout the year. A wonderful glossy bottle green foliage that acts as a good backdrop for summer flowering plants too.
Deep red flower buds (very berry-like) are held throughout the autumn & winter, opening up into pretty little creamy-white flowers in the spring.
After Care Tip: Plant in ericaceous compost and keep topped up in the spring and autumn with ericaceous compost or feed to ensure the plant stays looking healthy & happy
Latin Name: Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
Ultimate Height: 95- 150 cm
Blooming: Red buds from late summer- late winter- white flowers in spring
Wildlife: Good for shelter for small birds & mammals
Site: Full sun or partial shade-full shade
Position: Front-Middle of border, containers
Format Type: Potted plant, 9cm or 2 Litre pot
How is the plant delivered to you? All our 9cm pot plants are sent out with some growth, you may have tiny growth shoots or lots of growth. This depends on the time of year that the plants are ordered. The root systems will be healthy and full, ready for planting in the garden straight away so that the top growth can really get going! We pack our plants as carefully and safely as we can to ensure they are delivered to you with no or as little damage as possible. We also send the plants out slightly damp, sometimes a little on the dryer side for transit. Do ensure that you take your plants out of our packaging as soon as you have received them and give them a good water.
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