Skimmia japonica Godrie's Dwarf Green is a compact, evergreen shrub, cherished for its showy pink buds. This is a dwarf variety of Skimmia. Low-growing and rounded, this striking cultivar is ideal for container planting, lining flower beds and mixed shrub borders.
With a bushy, globose habit, this Dwarf Skimmia forms a dome-shaped mound. The evergreen foliage consists of leathery, glossy leaves, medium to dark green, which provide interest throughout the seasons. In the winter, the buds appear on the shrub, unfolding early in the spring. This particular variety is best known for its profuse display of lovely pink blossoms, borne in dense panicle clusters. Being a male cultivar, Skimmia japonica Godrie's Dwarf Green will not produce berries when the flowering season ends. You will want to plant this male with related female cultivars such as Skimmia Japonica Pabella, to ensure pollination and enable the development of their shiny red berries on the female.
Skimmia is one of the most sought-after compact, evergreen shrubs with winter interest of buds and berries, usually reaching a max height of 1.5 metres and producing flowers in spring and berries in autumn. Skimmia japonica Godrie's Dwarf Green is one of the smallest varieties of Skimmia. Its petite size and profuse display of flowers, followed by distinct berries make it a great choice for large and small gardens alike. The Dwarf Skimmia or Skimmia Godrie's Dwarf Green, as it is more commonly known will reach a maximum size of just 75 centimetres in both height and width over a period of 10 years. Considered low-maintenance, Skimmia Godrie's Dwarf Green will not require routine pruning to stay in shape. To ensure your plant stays healthy, just remove any dead or damaged growth as soon as the flowering season ends.
Easy to grow and to care for, Skimmia japonica Godrie's Dwarf Green thrives in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Robust and adaptable, this shrub can cope with dry shade, urban pollution, and is rarely affected serious diseases or pests. Fully hardy in the United Kingdom, Dwarf Skimmia is suitable for areas where winter temperatures do not drop below -15 degrees. This cultivar will appreciate a sheltered location.
Highly-decorative and undemanding, Skimmia Godrie's Dwarf Green is a great addition to any garden. Plant it in a container to brighten up your patio, balcony or a rooftop garden, or in a mix shrub border, where its foliage will add year-round texture, with a stunning display of charming blossoms early in the spring.