Skimmia are compact evergreen shrubs with simple, aromatic leaves and terminal panicles of small white or yellowish flowers followed, on fertilised female plants, by shiny red berries; most have male and female flowers on separate plants. ‘Rubella’ is a small, bushy evergreen shrub with dark green, elliptic leaves to 10cm long. Panicles of red buds, showy in late winter, open to fragrant white flowers in early spring. Partial shade position and moist but well-drained acid to neutral soil. ultimate height 3-5ft. Gives great colour in the winter months.
Single plants – 2 litre pots –