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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
description:
Small, low spreading, evergreen shrub. Leathery green leaves. Conical clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring, later followed by red berries. Female clone.

cultivation:
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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