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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

Skimmia 'Rubella' Hedging

  • £11.99 (ex VAT)
£11.99 (ex VAT) £11.69 (ex VAT) £11.39 (ex VAT) £10.99 (ex VAT)

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.

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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 Best for Hedging Care and Planting 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.

Showing our 20 Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub reviews with an average rating of Excellent.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
August 22, 2020 | Alison Dobbins
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

good plant, strong and healthy

August 15, 2020 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

Good size healthy plants.

July 24, 2020 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

A lovely looking suitable patio shrub.

March 9, 2017 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

As Above

February 7, 2017 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

As Above

February 2, 2017 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

Good looking plants nice size will be ordering again

December 7, 2016 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

All arrived within 5days in very good condition

July 7, 2016 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

Healthy plants as described on website.

May 27, 2016 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

As Above

April 22, 2016 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

Great product

December 17, 2015 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

Beautiful plant very healthy.

September 4, 2015 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

As Above

February 1, 2015 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

As Above

October 18, 2014 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

nice plant, already had some winter flowers (October)

September 23, 2014 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

As Above

July 22, 2014 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

Plants of a good standard, well rooted and had even been watered before delivery

July 12, 2014 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

arrived in good condition. Waterd well , will buy again from here

June 18, 2014 | Anonymous
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June 16, 2014 | Anonymous
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April 8, 2014 | Anonymous
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Shrub

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Delivery Cost

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland.
(Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

All Costs & Min. Order
Shown as ex VAT

Min. Order
Free Delivery



Pot Grown
& Topiary





Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
Seaweed & AfterPlant

Tall Box Delivery


Over 1.2m






Large Tools

Pallet Delivery




Pot Size 10L & Above
& Root Ball Topiary


(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
Espalier Trees
(Min Qty 5)


Pallet Deliveries

Some plants are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard box, in which case we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £170 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £170 (ex VAT) please call us on 01257 494 491 or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Areas

EU & NI - As of 1st January 2021, we are no longer delivering to Republic Of Ireland or anywhere else within the EU. Currently, we can no longer deliver to Northern Ireland also.

Scottish Highlands & Islands - Most deliveries to the Scottish Highlands & Islands incur an additional charge. We classify this as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, all Scottish Islands, as well as the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by a member of our Sales Enquiries & Advice Team, so please contact us on 01257 494 491

Protected Zones - Some of the species of plants we sell cannot be shipped outside of the UK Mainland under any circumstance, in accordance with regulations set out by DEFRA. Protected Zones we cannot deliver these plants to include all of the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Jethou, Lihou, Burhou, Alderney & Ortac), Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, France, Ireland.

Currently, this includes any plants or packs containing plants from the following genera:

  • Amelanchier
  • Cotoneaster
  • Crataegus
  • Malus
  • Pyracantha
  • Sorbus

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root Balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging, and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and best4hedging has no further liability for them should they fail. You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

You can buy with confidence from best4hedging.

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We have also partnered with PayPal to provide a further, secure payment option.

You can order online or over the phone by calling our dedicated Sales & Advice team. 

If you have any further questions in regards to payment, please do get in touch. You can read our Terms & Conditions here.

Call our Sales & Advice team on 01257 261 243

Email us at [email protected]