Skimmia Japonica Fragrant Cloud


Skimmia japonica ‘Fragrant Cloud’

Plant Fact File:

  • Pot Size: 10 litres
  • Height: 40 cm
  • Spread: 60 cm
  • Season of Interest: Year-round
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
  • Fragrant: Yes (fragrant flowers)
  • Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Aspect: Partial shade to full shade
  • Soil pH: Acidic to neutral
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, humus-rich soil


Skimmia japonica ‘Fragrant Cloud’ is a delightful and fragrant evergreen shrub known for its attractive foliage and scented flowers. With a 10-litre pot size, this Skimmia is an excellent choice for adding beauty and fragrance to your garden or outdoor space.

Reaching a height of 40 cm and a spread of 60 cm, ‘Fragrant Cloud’ maintains a compact and rounded growth habit. Its slow to moderate growth rate allows it to thrive as an ornamental shrub or as part of a mixed planting.

‘Fragrant Cloud’ is aptly named for its fragrant flowers, which typically bloom in spring and are creamy-white to pale pink in color. These fragrant blooms add an enchanting sensory experience to your garden.

In addition to its fragrant flowers, this Skimmia boasts glossy, dark green leaves that remain attractive year-round. It is an evergreen shrub, ensuring year-round interest in your garden.

Skimmia japonica ‘Fragrant Cloud’ thrives in partial to full shade, making it suitable for shaded garden areas or under taller trees and shrubs. It prefers well-draining, humus-rich soil with an acidic to neutral pH.

This hardy and fragrant shrub is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their garden with a compact, evergreen plant that adds both beauty and fragrance to the landscape year-round.