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botanical name:
Skimmia japonica 'Winifred Crook'
Skimmia japonica 'Winifred Crook' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Rutaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.75m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Small, low spreading, evergreen shrub. Leathery green leaves. Conical clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring, later followed by red berries. Female clone.

Moist, well drained, humus rich soil in dappled or deep shade. Can show signs of chlorosis when grown on poor dry soils or in too much sun.

other notes:
Discovered by Philip Brown of Kew Gardens in the garden of Mrs Winifred Crook, daughter of botanist Thomas Greenlees, Bolton, Lancashire, UK.

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