Skimmia Japonica Rubella


Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’

Plant Fact File:

  • Pot Size: 10 litres
  • Current Size: 40 cm x 40 cm (Height x Spread)
  • Mature Height: Up to 1 meter
  • Mature Spread: Up to 1 meter
  • Season of Interest: Year-round
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
  • Fragrant: Yes (fragrant flowers)
  • Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
  • Hardiness: Generally hardy
  • Aspect: Partial shade to full shade
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Soil Type: Well-draining soil


Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ is a compact and evergreen shrub known for its attractive dark red buds and fragrant blooms. With a 10-litre pot size and a current size of 40 cm x 40 cm, this Skimmia is a great choice for adding color and interest to shaded areas of your garden or outdoor space.

At its current size of 40 cm in both height and spread, ‘Rubella’ forms a well-rounded and compact shrub. When fully mature, it typically reaches a height of up to 1 meter with a spread of up to 1 meter, creating a dense and visually appealing presence.

The distinctive feature of ‘Rubella’ is its dark red flower buds that persist through the winter months, adding interest to the garden. In spring, these buds open to reveal fragrant white blossoms, creating a delightful contrast with the dark foliage.

Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ is generally hardy and thrives in partial shade to full shade, making it an excellent choice for shaded or woodland gardens. It prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH.