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Skimmia 'Olympic Flame' (Skimmia (Female))

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Skimmia 'Olympic Flame' (skimmia (female))

Skimmia 'Olympic Flame' (Skimmia (Female))


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Position: partial to full shade
Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: August to October Flower colour: pinkish-white
Other features: female plant producing red berries
Hardiness: fully hardy
Well-shaped domes of neat, evergreen foliage are topped with pretty clusters of scented, pale pink flowers from late summer. As these fade, glossy red berries will develop if there is a male Skimmia nearby. These fruits last well into winter, making this shrub a seasonal joy. It will happily grow in a pot filled with ericaceous compost on a patio or balcony, as long as it is not left to bake in full sun all day, and is kept well watered during the growing season. Alternatively, it makes a wonderful under-storey in a woodland setting, or will add structure to a mixed border.Garden care: Lightly trim after flowering, if necessary. To improve the moisture retention qualities of the soil add plenty of well-rotted compost when planting.

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