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Skimmia japonica 'Silvretta'

Skimmia japonica 'Silvretta'

Description:  This skimmia has attractive, glossy evergreen leaves which creates a lovely foil to the white flowers from September to April. Skimmias are generally low maintenance and can tolerate pollution, coastal conditions and neglect.

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: 1m x 1.2m

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.

Special Requirements: They prefer neutral to acidic soils. Use plenty of ericaceous compost at planting time. It is best to use John Innes ericaceous compost when growing in containers.

Additional Interest: The flowers make lovely Christmas decorations.