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Plant of the Week: Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’19 November 2010
A medium sized, evergreen shrub providing ideal, low maintenance, ground cover. Attractive red edged foliage is accompanied by masses of heavily scented red blossom in spring. A compact, male variety, Skimmia japonica Rubella has attractive, red margined, dark green leaves.
The prominent dark red flower buds appearing in autumn and winter with scented pink flowers opening in spring. A perfect container plant providing good year round colour. Plant Japanese Skimmia in fertile, well drained soil.