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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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Skimmias are great for the front of large shrub borders and thrive in neutral or acid soil, growing up to 1.
Combined with colour or just on their own, evergreens, such as skimmias, bay trees, box balls, euonymus, choisya, hebes or dwarf conifers, will provide structure.
Expert tip: Skimmias produce male and female flowers on different plants and both sexes must be planted for a crop of berries.
Expert tip: Skimmias produce male and female flowers on different plants and dn and t b both sexes must be planted for a crop of berries.
These evergreen berry-producing plant combine well with winter heathers and skimmias ?
For a relatively small group of plants, skimmias have a big punch to give in the winter garden and all without too much effort on your part.
Among my favourites are the evergreen skimmia japonica subspecies reevesiana, one of the few skimmias which is a hermaphrodite and will therefore produce plenty of berries if planted on its own.
Among my favourites are the evergreen Skimmia japonica subspecies reevesiana, one of the few skimmias which is a hermaphrodite and will produce plenty of berries if planted on its own - the display is even better with a male pollinator nearby.
Good choices include evergreen Skimmia japonica subspecies reevesiana, one of the few skimmias which is a hermaphrodite and will therefore produce plenty of berries if planted on its own - though the display is even better with a male pollinator nearby.
Popular female skimmias include 'Bowles' Dwarf Female', which is compact and ideal for a container, or 'Fructu Albo', which bears white berries.
Other plants that suffer the same are azaleas, camellias and skimmias.
And Skimmias are particularly useful because they will flourish happily in shade.