Skimmia – for winter interest in the garden

Updated for the Autumn / Winter 2015 & 2016 Season


Why you should consider planting Skimmia’s in your garden…

Attractive evergreen and easy to grow Skimmia’s are stalwarts when it comes to providing interest in the Autumn and Winter when you need it most.

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Bright Red Winter Berries of Skimmia Obsession

 

Summer displays of glossy leathery leaves give way to very attractive brightly coloured flower buds in Autumn followed by fabulous bright berries which last the whole winter.

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Bright flower buds of Skimmia Rubella in Autumn

Skimmias prefer an acid soil so when planting make sure you add some ericaceous soil at the bottom of the hole before inserting the plant and if you’re planting in a container use ericaceous soil entirely. Prune to shape after the flowers and berries are gone.
These stunning shrubs will also grow well in coastal and windy areas.

One of the most popular varieties of Skimmia at Paramount is the Skimmia Rubella

All varieties of Skimmia grow best in semi-shade although they will tolerate the sun. They also perform well as container shrubs and can be underplanted.

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Elegant – Skimmia Kew Green – Award of Garden Merit by the RHS

 

Gift Ideas:
Skimmia Rubella is coverered in glossy red berries and is the perfect gift especially at Christmas time…

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