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Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana 'Chilan Choice' (Skimmia 'Chilan Choice')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana 'Chilan Choice'

Other names

Skimmia 'Chilan Choice'

Genus

Skimmia Skimmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Chilan Choice' _ 'Chilan Choice' is a shrub with long, smooth green leaves which are pinkish underneath and small clusters of white flowers. The female plant will produce masses of red, shiny fruits in autumn if a male has been planted nearby.


Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana 'Chilan Choice' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

If ingested, berries may cause discomfort.

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green 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 subsp. reevesiana 'Chilan Choice' (Skimmia 'Chilan Choice') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 2.5m 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana 'Chilan Choice'

Other names

Skimmia 'Chilan Choice'

Genus

Skimmia Skimmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Chilan Choice' _ 'Chilan Choice' is a shrub with long, smooth green leaves which are pinkish underneath and small clusters of white flowers. The female plant will produce masses of red, shiny fruits in autumn if a male has been planted nearby.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

If ingested, berries may cause discomfort.


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green 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 subsp. reevesiana 'Chilan Choice' (Skimmia 'Chilan Choice') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 2.5m 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

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