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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
'Nymans' is an evergreen shrub of bushy, spreading habit, with blunt, narrowly elliptic dark green leaves to 12cm in length, and clusters of small white flowers, and globose bright red berries 10mm in width
Toxicity Fruits may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
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
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests May be attacked by horse chestnut scale and fruit tree red spider mite
Generally disease free
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