Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green'
A male form of Skimmia with large flower clusters. Plant where you can smell the Lily of the Valley scent.
Likes a rich neutral to acid soil in preferably partial to light shade. Strong sunlight can yellow the leaves, as can chalk soils. Good for industrial or seaside planting schemes.
No need to prune but if it is necessary do it after flowering.
As with all woody plants, plant high exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree or shrub can be fatal.
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)
This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.
Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.
General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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