Perfect for shady gardens, Skimmia japonica is a lovely dense evergreen shrub with deep green glossy leaves. Dark red flower buds appear in the autumn and throughout winter until flowers appear in the spring.
Ideal for growing in autumn/winter pots and containers as well as beds and borders, Skimmias are very easy to look after and rarely need much in the way of care and attention once established. Pruning is not often required but if it is needed, prune in the spring once flowering has finished.
For best results grow in moist, well-drained soil and mulch annually with well-rotted manure.
Available to buy at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525).