Call Jacksons Nurseries on 01782 502741  ORDER HOTLINE: 01782 502741

Home  Home
Buy Skimmia japonica Rubella (Japanese Skimmia) online from Jacksons Nurseries
Buy Skimmia japonica Rubella (Japanese Skimmia) online from Jacksons NurseriesBuy Skimmia japonica Rubella (Japanese Skimmia) online from Jacksons Nurseries Buy Skimmia japonica Rubella (Japanese Skimmia) online from Jacksons Nurseries Buy Skimmia japonica Rubella (Japanese Skimmia) online from Jacksons Nurseries

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Japanese Skimmia

£8.99

Probably the most free flowering skimmia. Deep purple/rich red tight flower buds during autumn and winter open to panicles of scented white flowers through into spring. Dense, aromatic bright green foliage often tinged pink at the leaf edges. Occasional berries follow.

This variety is male.

Buying Shrubs from Jacksons Nurseries

At Jacksons Nurseries we sell a variety of shrubs both evergreen and deciduous with a variety of flowering times throughout the year. At certain times of the year our shrubs you buy from us may not look like the images shown on our website when deciduous leaves have fallen, the shrub has finished flowering or has been trimmed back.  

Some leaves on evergreen shrubs can be damaged in winter by frost or harsh winds but in spring new leaves will readily replace those damaged. This is quite normal on many evergreen varieties and is preferable to plants grown with excessive protection that show cold shock once planted out and establish less satisfactory initially.

 

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Probably the most free flowering skimmia. Deep purple/rich red tight flower buds during autumn and winter open to panicles of scented white flowers through into spring. Dense, aromatic bright green foliage often tinged pink at the leaf edges. Occasional berries follow.

This variety is male.

 


 

Skimmia japonica Rubella
Japanese Skimmia
Shrubs
1m - 1.5m
1m - 1.5m
  • White
Spring - Summer
Evergreen
Yes
Average
Fully Hardy
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Moist Well-drained
  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Loam
  • Sand

Shrubs are deciduous or evergreen woody plants, and often provide fragrant flowers, berries and foliage. They are good for structural framework, and they can provide a wonderful shelter and food source for wildlife.

Planting and Conditions

Container grown shrubs can be grown at any time of year. It is a little known fact that shrubs planted in the autumn and winter will be easier to look after than those planted in the spring and summer, because they will have time to establish and become hardy in the cooler months.

Plant the shrub at the same depth as it was in its original pot. Planting too deeply can result in root and stem rot.

One of the biggest causes of death in new shrubs is drought stress, so keep it well watered until it’s established.

Make sure you loosen the soil prior to planting. Most shrubs are tolerant of most soil types as long as it is fairly well draining.

Most shrubs will grow happily in containers, but they will be much more demanding on feeding and watering than shrubs in the ground would be. They will also need potting on every couple of years so that they don’t suffocate or become stunted in their pot.

Aftercare and Pruning

Once established, shrubs generally do not require much water. However, at first they need careful, frequent watering and should not be left to dry out.

Shrubs in the ground are generally not demanding and in most cases, annual feeding with general purpose fertilizer will suffice. Shrubs in containers may need more feeding; usually from early spring until late summer.

Shrubs also benefit from mulching in order to supress weeds, conserve moisture and provide vital nutrients. Mulch also greatly improves soil conditions. Shrubs can be mulched in late winter, after fertiliser has been applied, but it can be mulched through autumn to late spring as long as the ground is damp.

All shrubs benefit from dead-heading once spent flowers become apparent. Rhododendrons and Lilac especially benefit from the removal of dead flowers.

Some shrubs may show signs of reverted growth or ‘sporting’. This is where random shoots of different leaves associated with the plant’s parentage begin to appear. Most commonly this is where plants with variegated leaves sprout pure green growths instead of variegated ones.

To control reversion, remove reverted shoots promptly to discourage them. Reverted shoots are usually much more vigorous than the variegated ones, and thus should be completely pruned out and cut back into wood containing variegated foliage.

Potential Issues

Although shrubs are usually very robust garden plants, they can sometimes start to decline with no apparent or obvious reason.

This will start with browning leaves, which could indicate plant stress due to lack of water or waterlogging, an establishment failure or, in the worst case scenario, honey fungus. Another cause of leaf browning is a high salt content in the soil. This could be a natural occurrence, especially if you live near the ocean, or it could be from over fertilisation.

To remedy a high salt content, cut back on fertiliser and step up your watering regime for the next few weeks. If you live by the ocean, this will be harder to remedy—but stepping up your watering will help to wash some of the salt away all the same. 

Westland Gro-Sure - All Purpose Plant Food

CODE: 100

In stock
£4.99

Maximum Growth & Yield Longer Lasting Flowers Nutrient Rich - NPK: 5-3-8 + micro nutrients Seaweed enriched... More 

.


Westland Fish, Blood and Bone

CODE: 100

In stock
£14.99

Ready to use Helps build soil fertility Encourages strong, healthy growth Increases crop yield Nutrient Content... More 

.


Westland Bonemeal Root Builder

CODE: 100

In stock
£3.99

Westland Bonemeal is a natural, slow release, organic plant food that is ideal for trees and shrubs. It promotes strong and healthy rooting as well as... More 

.

Skimmia japonica 'Veitchii' (Foremanii)

CODE: 14289007

In stock
£9.99

Rich green waxy aromatic evergreen leaves disguise small but dense clusters of white star shaped flowers in mid and late spring, followed by waxy bright... More 

.


Skimmia x japonica 'Kew White'

CODE: 14326007

In stock
£9.99

Skimmia x japonica 'Kew White' is compact, evergreen shrub with aromatic leaves, and large clusters of fragrant small creamy-white flowers in... More 

.


Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'

CODE: 14313007

In stock
£10.99

This is a lovely, free-branching, semi-evergreen shrub with a compact, bushy, mound-forming habit and attractive, glossy dark green, broad elliptical... More 

.


Viburnum davidii

CODE: 14307007

In stock
£5.99

A fantastic, evergreen variety with large, leathery, dark green leaves which are decorated with three distinctive, almost parallel veins. It produces... More 

.


Choisya 'Goldfingers'

CODE: 14062007

In stock
£7.99

Choisya 'Goldfingers' is a low maintenance shrub with bright golden yellow slim leaves. It also produces a show of sweetly scented white flowers... More 

.

Helleborus 'Penny's Pink'

CODE: 11108007

In stock
£6.99

‘Helleborus Penny’s Pink’ is a cultivar renowned for its prolific bloom. Plants flower for several months from late winter to the... More 

.


Actinidia Kolomikta

CODE: 3001007

In stock
£9.50

Attractive deciduous climber with slender, twining branches and dark green heart shaped leaves, tipped with 'splashed' variegation of pink and... More 

.


Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

CODE: 14214

Out-of-stock
£6.99

A compact form of Old English Lavender producing dense towers of very fragrant light blue flowers and exceptionally aromatic evergreen silver grey... More 

.

N/A

Acanthus mollis

CODE: 11001007

In stock
£5.99

This stunning semi-evergreen perennial adds an architectural flare to any garden. Large, deeply lobed, glossy dark green leaves form impressive clumps,... More 

.


Astrantia major

CODE: 11038007

In stock
£5.99

Charming, branched heads of stunning, silvery-white flowers with pincushion-like centres that are attractively flushed with bright violet at the base.... More 

.

Add a Card and Message to your order

CODE: 800

In stock
£1.50

Are you buying a gift for a loved one? If so, then why not add a personal message to your purchase. Simply enter your message in the box above and... More 

.

 
 

You might also like:

 

Subscribe to our newsletter for special deals and exclusive offers   Sign Up Now

Loading...