As you may be aware we have struggled to meet our normal customer service standards following the short notice move of our packing area. Despite the best efforts of our small team over the last few weeks, we are simply unable to recover from this devastating move fast enough.
We have thus made the decision to stop trading.
If you have an order outstanding, please refer to your credit card company or PayPal who will arrange a refund.
Skimmia are rounded evergreen shrubs, of a compact , neat habit that have slightly fragranced leaves when crushed. Tight buds of red in the autumn open into fragrant clusters of white to pink flowers, borne on lime green stems in spring, followed by neat clusters of bright red berries on the female varieties. Male varieties of the dioecious shrub do not produce berries, making it important to get a pair of male and female Skimmia plants to cross pollinate. (S.japonica 'Fragrans' is a male variety, and S.japonica 'Nymans' is a female variety.) Skimmia is the latinized naming of the Japanese name shikimi. Miyami shikimi is the Japanese name for Skimmia japonica.
|Scientific family||Rutaceae||Special type|
|Type||Shrub||Origin||Asia: ChinaAsia: Japan|
|Lifecycle||Evergreen||Time to maturity||10-20 years|
|Garden style||Cottage/informal Town/courtyard Woodland||Position||Focal/architectural Border Hedging/screening|
|Wildlife||Attracts bees||pH||Acid Neutral|
|Fragrance||Scented when crushed||Aspect||North South East West|
|Exposure||Sheltered Exposed||Growth rate||Slow|
|Growth Habit||Bushy||Maintenance||Little or no maintenance|
|Health caution||Additional use|
|Soil||Clay Loam Sand|
|US hardiness zone|
|Max mature height||100cm|
|Mature spread||150 cm|