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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' (Skimmia 'Rubella')
Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

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Botanical name: Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Other names: Skimmia 'Rubella'

Genus: Skimmia Skimmia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Rubella' _ 'Rubella' is a compact, bushy, male evergreen shrub with elliptic, dark green leaves and panicles of red buds opening to fragrant, white flowers in early spring.


Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Fragrance: Flowers are fragrant.

Habit: Bushy, Compact

Toxicity: If ingested, berries may cause discomfort.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Fruit tree red spider mite Fruit tree red spider mite

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 8.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' (Skimmia 'Rubella') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Containers, Woodland

Cultivation: Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Full sun will cause leaves to yellow.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Other names: Skimmia 'Rubella'

Genus: Skimmia Skimmia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Rubella' _ 'Rubella' is a compact, bushy, male evergreen shrub with elliptic, dark green leaves and panicles of red buds opening to fragrant, white flowers in early spring.


Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Fragrance: Flowers are fragrant.

Habit: Bushy, Compact

Toxicity: If ingested, berries may cause discomfort.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Fruit tree red spider mite

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 8.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' (Skimmia 'Rubella') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Containers, Woodland

Cultivation: Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Full sun will cause leaves to yellow.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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growing skimmia in pot

a bit of an unusual question, but we want to grow a skimmia in our north facing front garden which is heavy compacted clay. Its covered in weed suppressing membrane and gravel so we can't really dig it over. We have decided to sink a heavy duty plastic pot into the ground until just part of the rim is showing and grow the skimmia in this, thus avoiding the temptation for anyone to help themselves to it. No really, my next door neighbour had one of her plants pinched, they left the pot though!..
Will this be okay? Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks
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rubella is toxic

What does it mean that Skimmia Rubella is toxic? Leaves or fruits are toxic...

Black Leaves

The leaves of my Skimmia are covered in what looks like Black Soot, I have two which are grown in containers.

Please can you help.

Many thanks ...

What on earth could be wrong with my plant!?

I've had this plant for a couple of years now. It was small when I bought it and has never grown. It looks ill, the leaves are always a very light green, and it has never had any 'flowers' or berries on it. It basically just has 2 tiny clumps of leaves and that is it. I've scoured the internet to try and find out what the problem could be but everything I read says it's a pretty problem free, tough plant. I have it in a decent sized container in a nice shady spot in the garden...I'd describe it as part shade. I did once move it into full sun to see how it would cope but it hated it.

I did read somewhere that it might like ericaceous compost, so I tried it in that. When that didn't perk it up I tried it in a mixture of ericaceous and bog standard soil and it's been in that for the last few months. I've tried all sorts of plant food but they don't seem to do anything. I have considered just buying a new one from a local garden centre that are waaaaay bushier than mine but I'm determined to nurse this one better.

Any ideas anyone? I'm desperate!...
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