Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'


From Rosebourne

Current Height: 50 - 60 cm

Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days

Why We Love It

'Rubella' brings fragrant white flowers in springtime.

The delicate blooms emerge from tiny red buds in its glossy green foliage.

This compact shrub remains striking all year round while demanding little attention.

How to Plant

When you’re ready to plant your Skimmia ‘Rubella’, choose a dry, shaded or semi-shaded spot in the ground. ‘Rubella’ prefers soil or compost that’s either neutral or slightly acidic on the pH scale. It will grow even better if the soil drains well and has a little sand to help it along.

Into the Ground

Once you’ve picked a shaded location to plant your ‘Rubella’ in, you’ll need your spade, watering can and some slightly acidic compost to get started.

  • Dig a hole in the ground twice the size of your plant's rootball.
  • Place your plant in the hole and coat the rootball with compost to firm it up.
  • Give it a water, leaving the ground moist but not waterlogged.
Into a Pot

To pot your 'Rubella', pick a compost that's slightly acidic if you can, then grab your trowel and watering can to get started.

  • Fill your pot with compost.
  • Using your trowel, dig a hole double the size of the plant's rootball.
  • Carefully place your plant into the hole.
  • Return some compost if you need to, so that the plant is firm and secure.
  • Give your plant a little water, leaving the soil moist and soft.
  • Leave your pot in the shade.
Product Details
Eventual Height

150 cm

Eventual Spread

150 cm

Botanic Name

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Indoor / Outdoor


Pot Size


Light Condition

Partial Sun

Flower Colour




Effort Level

Looks after itself

Planting time



Border or Bed, Terrace or Balcony

Current Height

50 - 60cm

Code: SPRTL106572
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99  ·  Delivered within 2-4 working days

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