- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 7 - 9
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Female Skimmia, Skimmia japonica, is a fantastic, compact, evergreen shrub with aromatic, shiny, dark-green foliage. It features fragrant, blush-colored flowers that smell sweet like honey. Skimmias are dioecious (separate male and female plants), so plant a male close to a female to produce berries in the winter. Skimmia is deer resistant and maintains its compact form without maintenance shaping. Female Skimmia flowers in April and produces fruits in the summer that turn bright red in early winter and persist through late winter. Plant Female Skimmia near walkways, patios, and decks to enjoy the honey fragrance. Both male and female Skimmias are fragrant.
Between the flowers, evergreen foliage, and berries, Female Skimmia adds visual interest to the garden in every season. It grows in USDA Hardiness zones 7-9, and reaches 3-4 feet tall and wide at maturity.
Female Skimmia Care
Find a location that is protected from harsh, drying winds that can burn the evergreen leaves. Female Skimmia is happiest in partial shade or dappled sunlight, ideally on a woodland edge. It prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil. You can apply an acidic-based fertilizer in early spring, and mulch with a light layer of natural wood chips or shredded leaf mulch to retain moisture.
Female Skimmia are carefree, low-maintenance shrubs that can tolerate many growing conditions once established. For the female plants to produce berries, a male plant must be nearby for a pollination partner.
Female Skimmia Spacing
Plant in groupings for a lush, evergreen effect in beds and borders or as a single specimen. When planting in groups, space plants approximately 3-4 feet apart on center to allow proper air circulation.
Female Skimmia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Female Skimmia|
|Scientific Name: Skimmia japonica - Female|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.