Skimmia japonica Obsession ('Obsbolwi') (PBR) (female)

2 litre pot £39.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Skimmia japonica Obsession ('Obsbolwi') (PBR) (female) Japanese skimmia (female): Produces more berries than most

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Position: partial to full shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained neutral to acidic soil, or erciaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    When our buyers saw this plant on one of their trips to Holland recently, they thought it was the best looking skimmia they had ever seen. Not only was the foliage a lustrous rich green, but it was chock full of shiny, berries - loads more than you see on your average female skimmia, and all an intense rich red. These berries are said to last longer on the plant too - sometimes even into spring. Keep in mind though, to get all these wonderful berries, it must have a male skimmia nearby to cross-pollinate with ('Kew Green', 'Rubella' or 'Fragrans' would be ideal).

  • Garden care: Lightly trim after flowering, if necessary. To improve the moisture retention qualities of the soil add plenty of well-rotted compost when planting.

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Do I need to plant a female Skimmia witha male in order to get berries every year and will it grow in sun?.

Tiger cat.

We have made a video, which tackles both of these questions (among others), so please click on the following link if you would like to watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQSOfeKAQmQ

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