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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Brilliant winter colour with red buds appearing in autumn and lasting all the way through the colder months until it flowers in spring. Ideal for the border or a container.
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1 x 15cm pot

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Details:

Type
Shrub
Position
Border (Middle), Container Garden
Soil
Acid - Neutral
Flowers
April - May
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
japonica
Common name
Skimmia
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
1 x 15cm pot
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
1.2m (4ft)
Cultivation
Plants prefer a shady area in slightly acidic to neutral soil

Description

Brilliant winter colour with red buds appearing in autumn and lasting all the way through the colder months until it flowers in spring. Ideal for the border or a container.

Care Tips

If your soil is too limey for this plant, grow it in a container of loam-based ericaceous compost. Water regularly if growing in a container and keep out of hot sun.