Skimmia japonicaJapanese skimmia
The Japanese skimmia: a popular guest in many gardens. This compact, hardy and evergreen shrub reappears every year. At the end of summer the first buds and berries will appear; in spring the blooming flowers have a fresh fragrance. Plant the Skimmia in your garden or in a pot on your patio or balcony.
The Skimmia requires lightly acidic (potting) soil to realise its full potential. Water occasionally and make sure excess water from a rain shower drains well. Pruning the Skimmia is not necessary, unless you want to retain the ball shape. Preferably prune the plant in spring.
The Skimmia feels comfortable in a spot in partial shade and morning sun. Avoid prolonged direct sunlight. The Skimmia is a hardy and tough plant, so the plant can be left outside in winter.