Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ has rich, fragrant evergreen foliage. The leaves contrast beautifully with red buds, appearing in late winter, transforming into pretty clusters of tiny pinkish flowers in spring, making Skimmia great for use as an ornamental shrub.
For best results grow Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ in moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Trim plants after flowering and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.
Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade,
Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay
Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Botanical name: Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella