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Skimmia ShrubSkimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia 'Rubella'
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Skimmia ShrubSkimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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Skimmia is a lovely plant suitable for compact (0.5-1.5m) ornamental hedging or indeed as a specimen shrub in its own right. Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 1.5m
  • Has Berries
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, chalk and clay soils, full sun to semi shaded areas and inland, exposed and coastal sites
  • Growth Rate: Average growing, expect 20-40cm a year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 0.5-1.5m

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Planting Density
Skimmia 'Rubella' 20/40cm 2L pot
3 to 5per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

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 shadeand 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 section.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll 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 you’re 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.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

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!

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery 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 TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum 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! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days!! (Some trees can be 7-10 days 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.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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