Skimmia japonica




Skimmia japonica 'Chameleon' - Female

Red, white and green berries appear in fall. Needs a male plant around for pollination. Strong grower. Evergreen.
 
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Dwarf Female' - Female

Small evergreen shrub with mounding habit. Flowerbuds form in fall, opening to yellowish-white in spring. Very fragrant. Red berries in fall-winter if male plant present for pollination.
 
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Dwarf Male' - Male

Small evergreen shrub with mounding habit. Reddish flowerbuds form in fall opening yellowish-white in spring. Very fragrant.
 
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Fragrant Cloud' - Male

Fragrant Cloud will cover you in lovely, sweet lilac-like perfume. It is a luxurious, evergreen plant with small, white flowers that open from lime green flowers buds formed in fat, upright panicles the previous autumn. It is a male plant, pollinating female varieties that produce berries in the autumn and winter. It grows slowly and compact, making a neat ground cover.

Height:  2.5 ft.
Width: 3.5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7





Skimmia japonica 'Godrie's Dwarf' - Male (2012)
 
 
Skimmia japonica 'Godries Dwarf' is a dwarf form with greenish-white buds throughout winter, which gradually turn red and open to sweetly scented, blush flowers in early spring. It is a slow growing evergreen shrub which is a useful, low maintenance structural addition to a smaller garden.

Height: 1.5-2 ft.
Width: 1.5-2 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Keessen'- Female -

Light red flower heads form in fall, opening white in spring. Red berries in fall-winter. Mounding habit with long, narrow pointy leaves. Needs a male plant for pollination. Evergreen.
 
Height: 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Kew Green' - Male (2012)

Mid-green, shiny foliage and prominent clusters of fragrant greenish-white flowers, late April- May.
 
Height: 6 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Kew White' - Female

An erect to rounded, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and dense panicles of fragrant, white flowers in spring, followed by large clusters of round, glossy, white fruit.
 
Height: 5 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Luwian' - Male

Light green flowerbuds form in July and change to reddish brown in October. Flowers open to cream in spring. Very fragrant. Small mounding shrub. Male plant. Evergreen.
 
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7





Skimmia japonica 'Magic Marlot' - Male

Beautiful evergreen shrub with green and white variegated foliage and creamy white flowers in early spring. Ideal for borders or edging.
 
Height: 2-2.5 ft.
Width: 2-2.5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Marlot' - Male

Reddish flowerbuds form in fall, opening white in spring. Dwarf skimmia. Very fragrant. Evergreen.
 
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7





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Skimmia japonica 'Olympic Flame' - Female

Flowerbuds form in fall, opening to fragrant white flowers in spring. Red berries in fall and winter if male is present. Small, mounding shrub. Evergreen.
 
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Red Princess' - Female

Mound forming evergreen with fragrant white flowers in spring. Red berries in fall-winter if male plant is present.
 
Height: 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Reevesiana' - Hermaphrodite

Low growing, mound-shaped evergreen shrub with deep red buds that open to fragrant white flowers in spring. Bright red fruit follows bloom and holds through winter. Pollinator not required. Ideal for borders or edging. Adapts to most soils.
 
Height: 2-3 ft.
Width: 2-3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Reevesiana Fata Morgana'  - Hermaphrodite (2012)

A superb newly introduced, self-fertile evergreen shrub with leathery green leaves and spire-like heads of small, fragrant, white flowers borne in April followed by red berries. Requires a fertile, slightly acid soil; work in plenty of garden compost and peat.

Height
: 3 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7





Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' - Male

Red flower buds form in fall, opening white in spring, very fragrant. One of the most widely used skimmias. Male plant. Evergreen.
 
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7





Skimmia japonica 'Rubinetta' - Male

Compact, dome-shaped, evergreen shrub with dark green glossy leaves. Dark red buds open to fragrant white flowers in late winter. The leaves sometimes appear to have a red margin. Prefers a heavily shaded site with moist well drained soil. This low spreading shrub should be trimmed after flowering. Very similar to Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' but flowers much more abundantly.

Height
: 4 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7




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Skimmia japonica 'Scarlet Queen' - Female

Fragrant white flowers open from showy winter buds. Abundant scarlet fall & winter berries, if male pollinator is present.

Height
: 5 ft.
Width: 6 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7

 
 
  

Skimmia japonica 'Winnie's Dwarf' - Female

Superb low growing evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Heads of small white flowers in April are followed by shining red berries which are retained throughout the winter. Requires a male pollinator. Will grow in most fertile, slightly acid, moist, but well drained soils.
 
Width: 2 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7