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Female Skimmia

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$85.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • 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
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Female Skimmia
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Skimmia japonica - Female
SKU:
1231003229-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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