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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

A beautiful evergreen shrub ideal for low formal hedging or informal garden borders. Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' has rich, fragrant evergreen foliage. The leaves contrast beautifully with red buds, appearing in late winter, transforming into pretty clusters of tiny pinkish flowers in spring, making Skimmia great for use as an ornamental shrub.

Skimmia 'Rubella' hedge (Skimmia japonica 'Rubella') description

This lush evergreen shrub provides colour in late winter when the red buds start to appear, transforming into lovely clusters of tiny flowers in spring. Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' is best suited to a moist but well-drained soil, in partial shade.

Key uses for Skimmia 'Rubella' hedges

Skimmia looks great when clipped into a neat form and used as an ornamental shrub, but is also well suited to a more relaxed garden setting. It is popularly used in borders and wall-side coverings.

Combine Skimmia with

Other varieties of hedging shrubs.

Growth rate of Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia 'Rubella' looks at its best when kept to 1m or less in height. It has an average growth rate and will achieve 20-40cm per year.

Care and pruning advice for Skimmia hedging

In order to avoid frost damage to new shoots, prune your Skimmia 'Rubella' before growth starts in mid-spring. Please view the best4hedging care instructions in our advice section.

Planting density guidelines for Skimmia 'Rubella' hedge plants

For information on planting density please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' is available year-round as pot grown plants.

The bulk of our Skimmia plants are UK grown by our on-site experts who have years of nursery growing experience. Occasionally, we source Skimmia 'Rubella' from outside of the UK. In this instance, we make every effort to ensure our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to provide the freshest condition plants of the highest possible quality, whilst safeguarding our superb prices. Rest assured, you can buy Skimmia hedging plants online with complete confidence.

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