Skimmia Hedge Plants Description
Skimmia Rubella is a compact, evergreen, ornamental flowering shrub. Its long, elliptic, deep-green leaves are offset beautifully by the clusters of small red buds that create a warming and colourful winter display throughout the colder months bringing much needed cheer to the garden. The red buds remain a feature through to the spring when they open into pretty, white, fragrant flowers on pink-red stems.
Skimmia (Skimmia japonica 'Rubella') is best suited to a moist but well-drained soil (not clay), and thrives in partial shade but will also do well in full shade. This lovely shrub is a little light sensitive so it's best to avoid a full sun position which can cause slight yellowing of the leaves. It also prefers a sheltered spot if possible. See also our hedging plants for shade
and our low growing hedging plants
pages for more suggestions.
This lovely ornamental shrub is exceptionally easy to look after and a low maintenance yet attractive plant for the garden. Water well when planting and in the first year of growth but reduce watering after that and if planted in the ground, they will only need a helping hand in prolonged periods of dry weather. They will benefit greatly from a mulch and feed in the spring to keep them healthy and happy.
These plants are available all year round.
We have an incredible range of flowering shrubs in our flowering hedging section
and a huge collection of plants with year round interest in our evergreen
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 that due to increased demand, orders will currently be dispatched within 10 - 14 working days. (See our product pages for specific delivery 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
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* 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
for full details.