About Skimmia Japonica
Japanese Skimmia is a low, evergreen shrub that grows to 4 feet tall and as wide or wider. It provides year-round interest with evergreen leaves, showy spring flowers in clusters and red fall drupes that persist into winter. It has also been used in bonsai.
Also known as
Skimmia, Skimmia and Japanese skimmia
How to care for Skimmia Japonica
Skimmia Japonica needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Antonio, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 27th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Antonio is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
January 27th, 2023
San Antonio is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to increase by 21.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.5 megajoules of energy …
January 25th, 2023
This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 7.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 5.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of …
Skimmia Japonica may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Antonio, Texas ⛅.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Skimmia Japonica after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
January 23rd, 2023
The growing potential in San Antonio is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to r…