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Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana 'Chilan Choice' (m/f)
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skimmia 'Chilan Choice'

'Chilan Choice' is a compact evergreen shrub with leathery oval leaves and small, slightly fragrant white flowers, followed by showy red berries in autumn

Synonyms
Skimmia 'Chilan Choice'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green Red
Winter Green
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Rutaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Fruits may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained humus-rich soil in shade. Full sun may be tolerated when planted in damp soil. Also tolerant of atmospheric pollution and neglect. May become chlorotic if over-exposed to sun or on poor dry soil and disli

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or propagate by seed sown in containers outdoors in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

May be attacked by horse chestnut scale and fruit tree red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free

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