Skimmia japonica Reevesiana
1m ht x 0.9m sp
10-20 years until maturity
Skimmia japonica subsp. Reevesiana is an upright, domed, evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic, dark green leaves and, in spring, dense panicles of tiny, fragrant, star-shaped, white flowers, often flushed red or pink, followed by bright red fruit.
Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana
Reeves skimmia, Skimmia japonica 'Reevesiana'
S. japonica subsp. reevesiana - S. japonica subsp. reevesiana is an upright, domed, evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic, dark green leaves and, in spring, dense panicles of tiny, fragrant, star-shaped, white flowers, often flushed red or pink, followed by bright red fruit.
Flowers and foliage are fragrant.
Berries may cause stomach upset if ingested.
Flushed red, Flushed pink, White in Spring
Dark-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Fruit tree red spider mite , Horse chestnut scale
Generally disease free.
Pruning Group 8
WHERE TO GROW
Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana (Reeves skimmia) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.
Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Containers, Woodland
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in shade. Tolerates sun if planted in damp soil. Neglect & pollutant tolerant. Has male & female flowers so no pollinator needed for fruit set. Leaves may yellow if overexposed to sun or poor soil.
Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Shade
North, South, East, West