Skimmia Shrub Description
Skimmia's long, deep green leaves are beautifully contrasted with its clusters of small, red buds throughout the winter, bringing a splash of colour and life into your garden. In spring, they bloom into masses of pretty, ivory flowers with vibrant pink-red stems.
Wonderfully low-maintenance, Skimmia is best suited to moist but well-drained soil and partial shade, but also grows well in full shade. It's a little sensitive to light, so if possible, keep it out of the full sun, as this can cause the leaves to turn yellow.
Skimmia will need to be watered well when first planted and during the first year of growth, but after this it only needs watering in prolonged periods of dry weather. The plants also benefit from mulch and feed in the spring, to keep them in optimum health.
Skimmia is available to buy all year round. We also have a huge range of plants in our Evergreen section
that offer year-round interest.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed next to the products below. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
. Prices shown are the price per plant unless otherwise stated.
Skimmia Rubella can be pruned immediately after flowering if required, to trim and shape as desired. However, once established this plant can be left to develop naturally without any pruning and will grow quite happily.
Aside from prunung, Skimmia is a relatively low maintenance plant only requiring feeding and mulch once a year in the spring to keep it looking fantastic!
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page It's Quick!
- Please note current delivery is 3 - 7 working days! (Some trees can be 7-10 days as standard - see product pages for info.)Next Day Delivery is Available
- We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873
to find out if your order is eligible.It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
- we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
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Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page
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