By Deliana
308 days ago

Japanese Skimmia

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Skimmias are evergreen shrubs growing to about 1 m. high and roughly the same spread. They originate from Japan, China and spread West to the lower parts of the Himalayas. They are grown for their foliage and where male and female plants are present, for the female plant's berries. Ideal for small gardens, containers and gardeners who sometimes neglect their plants. It's relatively deer-resistant and the berries are highly attractive to hungry songbirds.
With all its beauty, however, you should bear in mind that all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
The ideal soil for Skimmia is moist and rich with a slightly acidic pH. Placing the shrub in an area with partial shade or only part sun will do the plant justice. Skimmias can be grown equally well in pots or in the open ground.
Skimmias are very healthy plants and rarely suffer from pests or diseases. One pest which does occasionally occur is the spider mite. In truth, a healthy Skimmia will not be badly affected by these pests and they are best ignored. If you notice them on the leaves then a strong spray with insecticidal soap will clear most of them.
Skimmiaโ€™s neat growth habit rarely requires pruning, but you can trim and shape the plant while it is dormant during the winter months. You can even bring a few sprigs indoors for holiday decorations. You can also trim the plant before growth appears in early spring.
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