Skimmia japonica
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Skimmia japonica

Japanese skimmia

  family rutaceae 
  genus skimmia 

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Genus  Skimmia Species  japonica Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Japanese skimmia Family  RUTACEAE Specimen number  S11625 Data source  HtZn p169;Frgnt p130
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  3' - 4' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial to full shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Skimmia japonica has a colorful display of berries in the fall and early winter. The flowers of Japanese skimmia have a faint sweet fragrance. This plant can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. This species needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes partial to full shade. It usually does best in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities    Other interest  berries in fall through spring Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  scented Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Faint Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Skimmia japonica may have originated from Japan.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Skimmia japonica is a woody perennial. Leaves: Japanese skimmia has leathery, oval, leaves with a prominent mid-vein. Flowers: This plant has dense flat clusters of tiny flowers. Flowers are borne during the month of May. The flowers are most often a red color.

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