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Skimmia japonica 'Magic Marlot' (Skimmia 'Magic Marlot')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Skimmia japonica 'Magic Marlot'

Other names

Skimmia 'Magic Marlot'

Genus

Skimmia Skimmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Magic Marlot' _ 'Magic Marlot' is a compact, evergreen shrub with green leaves edged in cream. It has decorative, domed clusters of cream flower buds in winter that gradually change to red, opening in spring to white fragrant flowers.


Skimmia japonica 'Magic Marlot' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

If ingested, berries may cause discomfort.

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Variegated, Green, Cream in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Fruit tree red spider mite Fruit tree red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Skimmia japonica 'Magic Marlot' (Skimmia 'Magic Marlot') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Containers, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil in shade. Polution tolerant.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Skimmia japonica 'Magic Marlot'

Other names

Skimmia 'Magic Marlot'

Genus

Skimmia Skimmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Magic Marlot' _ 'Magic Marlot' is a compact, evergreen shrub with green leaves edged in cream. It has decorative, domed clusters of cream flower buds in winter that gradually change to red, opening in spring to white fragrant flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

If ingested, berries may cause discomfort.


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Variegated, Green, Cream in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Fruit tree red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Skimmia japonica 'Magic Marlot' (Skimmia 'Magic Marlot') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Containers, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil in shade. Polution tolerant.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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