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Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green' (Skimmia 'Kew Green')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green'

Other names

Skimmia 'Kew Green'

Genus

Skimmia Skimmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Kew Green' _ 'Kew Green' is a compact, spreading, evergreen shrub with glossy, aromatic, oblong to broadly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and clusters of small, fragrant, yellow-green flowers in spring. A male cultivar, it does not produce fruit.


Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage and flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Fruit tree red spider mite , Horse chestnut scale Fruit tree red spider mite , Horse chestnut scale

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green' (Skimmia 'Kew Green') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Containers, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full or partial shade. Tolerates sun if soil remains consistently moist. Tolerates neglect and air pollution. Leaves may yellow if exposed to too much sun or if planted in poor, dry soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, 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 x confusa 'Kew Green'

Other names

Skimmia 'Kew Green'

Genus

Skimmia Skimmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Kew Green' _ 'Kew Green' is a compact, spreading, evergreen shrub with glossy, aromatic, oblong to broadly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and clusters of small, fragrant, yellow-green flowers in spring. A male cultivar, it does not produce fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage and flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Fruit tree red spider mite , Horse chestnut scale

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green' (Skimmia 'Kew Green') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Containers, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full or partial shade. Tolerates sun if soil remains consistently moist. Tolerates neglect and air pollution. Leaves may yellow if exposed to too much sun or if planted in poor, dry soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, 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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