Skimmia × confusa 'Kew Green' (male)

Skimmia (male)

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  • Position: partial to full shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Flower colour: creamy-white
  • Other features: male plant
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact, dome-shaped, or taller evergreen shrub (it can be quite variable), with dense clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers in April and May and aromatic, pointed, mid-green leaves. This award-winning shrub is perfect for illuminating a shady shrub border or woodland garden. Requiring little routine pruning, it's useful for 'anchoring' taller, upright plants and pollinating female skimmias planted close by.

  • Garden care: Lightly trim after flowering, if necessary. To improve the moisture retention qualities of the soil add plenty of well-rotted compost when planting.

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