Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' (male)

Japanese skimmia (male)

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2 litre pot £18.99
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Buy Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' (male) Japanese skimmia (male): Superb winter colour

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

    A compact male shrub with red-margined, deep green leaves. Dark red flower buds are produced in autumn and these last all through the winter until the flowers open in spring. A great shrub for growing in a pot or for filling in gaps in the garden border.
    Please note that the pot shown is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). If you wish to pot yours up, we have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from. One image shows the plant with optional gift wrap, which can be added during the checkout process.

  • 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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A fantastic plant for a shady corner


I have three of these, all in shady beds where they flourish. Beautiful winter colour and very easy to care for.




Skimmia japonica Rubella

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are the skimmia insect pollinated


Yes, this Skimmia will attract bees and other pollinating insects.


My plant leaves have turned yellow and are falling off. I bought 2 at the same time and they are both next to my front door. The other is dark green and looks very healthy. They are in identical pots. Any ideas to save it? I have had them almost a year .


Hello, Yellow leaves are an indication that the plant is stressed, and the most likely causes for this are too much or too little water. Do make sure that the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot are not blocked, so when you do water, any excess can drain away freely and the plant is not left sitting in water. Also if the compost has dried out completely, water will not penetrate easily, but simply run off around the sides. It is possible to re-wet it, either by letting the water soak up from the bottom, or adding a drop or two of wetting agent (washing up liquid usually does the trick) to a watering can full of water and applying it really slowly.


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