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skimmia

(ˈskɪmɪə)
n
(Plants) any rutaceous shrub of the S and SE Asian genus Skimmia, grown for their ornamental red berries and evergreen foliage
[C18: New Latin from Japanese (mijama-)shikimi, a native name of the plant]
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If space is tight or you are only able to do container gardening but you'd like some ornamental winter berries, I'd recommend skimmia and gaultheria, both compact enough for pots, which put on a good show.
Skimmia is a gentle evergreen shrub with masses of emerald oval leaves and berries.
Other shrubs providing fantastic red berries at this time of year are Skimmia japonica, pyracantha and one of my favourites, Euonymus europaeus, whose red fruit splits open to reveal an orange seed within.
Common plants which are ideal for indoor decorations include skimmia japonica, which has glossy red berries and leaves which are much easier to handle than holly because they don't have spikes, Judith says.
We have selected six dwarf evergreen shrubs which will give you vibrancy of colour throughout the year and grow to a manageable size, making them ideal for garden containers and borders Our collection of six consists of one each of Leucothoe Scarletta (illustrated), Euonymus Emerald Gaiety, Euonymus Blonde Beauty, Choysia Sundance, Ceonothus (Californian Lilac) and Skimmia Rubella.
Similarly, cyclamen look great bunched together as their colours are so dazzling and in other pots I have gone for more muted colour schemes, such as the Carex 'Everest' mixed with Skimmia 'white dwarf '.
Another great plant for autumn and winter pots is the skimmia japonica subspecies Reevesiana, which produces long-lasting clusters of bright red berries in winter, nestled among dark evergreen leaves.
In other parts of the northern Europe you may have grown Skimmia in the garden in a slightly sheltered spot.
Compact evergreen skimmia come into their own in winter with a show of red buds.
Skimmia Rubella can span three seasons, its fat red buds appearing in autumn and winter and finally opening in spring.
Skimmia 'Rubella' can span three seasons, its fat red buds appearing in autumn and winter and finally opening in spring.
Other shrubs with colourful autumn fruits include the callicarpa bodinieri profusion and Skimmia japonica nymans, which bears bright red berries Autumn colour shows up best with a solid dark background such as conifers and evergreen shrubs, so consider this when planning your planting.