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  • Skimmia japonica (Male)
  • Skimmia japonica (Male)
  • Skimmia japonica (Male)
  • Skimmia japonica (Male)

Skimmia japonica (Male)

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More fragrant than the female skimmia and not quite as wide, but needed to produce fall and winter berries on the female plant.

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Gardeners often buy a male skimmia only to ensure that their female skimmias develop berries in the fall and winter. However, the male Japanese skimmia is just as attractive an evergreen shrub as the female with its narrow lance-shaped leaves, though it may not spread quite as wide. The flowers on the male skimmia are usually more fragrant than the blooms on the female plants, emerging as reddish pink buds that open to white. Skimmias prefer filtered shade and need regular watering to look their best.

Common Name Skimmia japonica (Male)
Mature Size 2 - 5 feet tall, 3 - 5 feet wide
Growth Rate Slow
Cold Hardiness -10 ° F
Characteristics Evergreen, attracts bees and butterflies, fragrant, needed to set berries on female skimmias
Light Shade to morning sun/afternoon shade, all-day filtered sun
Structure Rounded shrub
Bloom Color Pinkish buds open to white
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Uses Woodland gardens, shade gardens, container planters, borders, hedges
Photos Real images, not stock photos
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