Skimmia Plants
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skimmia berries

Zone Vancouver, B.C. Canada | jrwharton added on October 17, 2015 | Answered

I have 2 mature Skimmia with no berries. I just bought another one and this one is Olympic Flame and it has red berries on it. I'm assuming that since it has red berries it would be a male plant. I want to put it near the 2 I already have in the hope that I will get red berries on them. What do you think? The 2 Skimmia are planted in the shade and provide lots of blooms and a lovely fragrance in the Spring. I would like some red berries on the existing Skimmias that I have and that is why I bought a new one with red berries on it.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 20, 2015

Actually the female Skimmia produce the berries, you will need a male plant to pollinate the female plants.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/skimmia/growing-japanese-skimmia.htm

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