How to grow Skimmia japonica

Skimmia japonica grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Skimmia also known as Japanese skimmia, Skimmia japonica perennial evergreen used as fragrant, ornamental, drought tolerant and bonsai plant, can grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-9.

Leaves color green and waxy or variegate with white and yellow in elliptic shape.

Skimmia japonica flower

Flower fragrant color can be: white, pink or red, flowers small and grow in clusters.

Fruit not edible and can be in color red or white, the fruit small ~0.5 cm

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How to grow Skimmia japonica growing and care:

Cold temperature, slightly acid

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, leafhopper

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Fragrant color can be: white, pink or red, flowers small and grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Skimmia japonica

How to grow Skimmia japonica

Skimmia japonica


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Colored leaves
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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