Skimmia japonica Rubella (male)
Skimmia japonica Rubella (male)
Japanese Skimmia

Skimmia japonica Rubella (male)

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Skimmia Rubella is an attractive evergreen shrub that produces an abundance of burgundy-red flower buds in autumn, which remain like tiny clusters of berries throughout the winter and open as small white flowers in spring. The shapely leaves of the scented, evergreen foliage provide a glossy, dark foil.

Skimmia originated in the Himalayas and Asia. Buds of the male plant, resembling tiny red berries, appear in September and remain closed on the plant all winter, in spring they open into cream flowers. The female plant, with less prominent flowers, produces long lasting, bright red berries in the autumn.

  • Lime free, fertile, moist soil
  • Any aspect
  • Partial sunlight or shade
  • Plant in ericaceous compost in a container

Half hardy so protect from frost. Apply mulch in spring. Do not allow Skimmias in containers to dry out. No pruning required.


Fragrant leaves