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Skimmia Japonica ‘Rubella’ is a stunning evergreen shrub that brings year-round interest to your garden with its striking red flower buds and lush green foliage. This versatile and low-maintenance plant is a superb choice for gardeners of all levels.
For optimal growth, plant Skimmia ‘Rubella’ in well-draining, slightly acidic to neutral soil in a partially shaded to fully shaded spot. Spring or early autumn is the perfect time for planting, allowing the shrub to establish strong roots before its flowering season.
Flowering typically occurs in late winter to early spring when ‘Rubella’ unveils its magnificent red flower buds. These buds not only add a burst of color to your garden but also emit a delightful fragrance that attracts early pollinators like bees. This early nectar source benefits local wildlife and enhances the biodiversity of your garden.
To ensure the continued health and vibrancy of your Skimmia ‘Rubella,’ feed it with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Pruning needs are minimal, but if required, prune after flowering to shape the plant and remove any dead or damaged growth.
Skimmia ‘Rubella’ is an excellent choice for gardeners seeking an attractive and pollinator-friendly shrub. Its evergreen foliage, striking red buds, and support for local pollinators make it a valuable addition to any garden, ensuring year-round beauty and a thriving ecosystem. Enjoy the visual appeal and wildlife attraction that ‘Rubella’ brings to your outdoor space.
£5.99 – £9.99