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botanical name:
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Rutaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Winter
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Excellent male clone with large panicles of red buds persisting throughout the winter, opening in early spring to white flowers with yellow anthers.

cultivation:
Humus-rich, moist, well drained soil in dappled shade.

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