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Skimmia japonica
Skimmia japonica

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Zones 4-9, 14-22, 31-34
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Skimmia japonica

Rutaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

Native to Japan, China. Compact, slow grower to 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide. Glossy rich green leaves to 3–4 in. long are oval, blunt ended, mostly clustered near twig ends. Blooms in spring, when pinkish to reddish buds held well above the foliage open to tiny, lightly scented white flowers (typically larger and more fragrant on males than on females). In fall and winter, female plants will bear hollylike red berries if a male plant is nearby.

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