Asked by: Maroa Nagels
asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th January, 2020

How big does a skimmia grow?

5 feet

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In respect to this, how fast does skimmia grow?

Most skimmia varieties are either male or female, so you need to grow two different varieties, to ensure the females produce their bright red berries.

How to care for skimmias.

Flowering season(s) Spring
Ultimate height Up to 1.2m (4ft)
Ultimate spread Up to 1.2m (4ft)
Time to ultimate height 5-7 years

Similarly, does skimmia need ericaceous soil? Skimmia do best on a slightly acid soil. Before adding anything to the ground you need to know if your soil is acidic, neutral or alkaline. You can add ericaceous compost instead although it's now believed that sulphur is best when planting skimmia in open ground.

can skimmia be grown in pots?

This shrub is perfectly suited to being grown in pots for your terraces and balconies. It is also fine for heath soil shrub beds or as a stand-alone. To grow Skimmia in pots, mix ? soil mix with ? heath soil, and check that the pot is well-drained with a hole at the bottom.

Where should I plant skimmia?

It's ideal for growing in an autumn or winter container display or using to fill gaps in the border. For best results grow Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' in moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Trim plants after flowering and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

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