Skimmia japonica 'Fragrans'
Description: A free flowering, evergreen shrub with a dome shaped habit and aromatic, glossy, dark-green leaves. Dense panicles of white flowers, scented of Lily of the Valley in March and April. This cultivar does not produce berries (male). Fully hardy.
Uses: Ideal for general borders, group planting in landscaped areas and in containers. A superb multi-seasonal shrub.
Climate/Position: Prefers partial shade to full shade.
Height/Spread: Height and spread to 1 meter.
Soil Requirements: Fertile, moist but well drained, humus rich soil.
Pruning: It is recommended to prune off the flowers once they have run to seed, otherwise no pruning is required.
Additional Interest: Full sun may be tolerated when planted in damp soil. Also tolerant of atmospheric pollution and neglect. Good for pollinating female skimmias planted close by.