I have three good Sk. Jap. plants about 2-3M.high. How can I take cuttings to grow another plant, or propagate off-shoots to replant in a different area?
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, slow to root, they should be left for 18 months before moving to their permanent positions.
The flowers of my Skimmia Japonica are wilting but the leaves are green and healthy. Why is this happening?
This could be due to many reasons. Has it been excessively dry lately? Alternatively, too much moisture could cause these symptoms as well.
This article will help you review the care needed.
Very new gardener here so perhaps this is a daft question, but I have a male Skimmia japonica in the garden planted next to a female aucuba japonica. The male is covered in lovely flowers but the last two years the female has produced only a few red berries. Could this be because they are different japonicas or would that not make a difference? They are planted next to each other, and both seem in very good health, both large etc. Thank you.
Thanks you, downtoearthdigs, That’s very helpful
Truthfully there is not a lot of information on which would make the best 'companions'.
I did find that 'Mister Goldstrike' would be a good male for your female aucuba japonica.
And I found this list:
Skimmia x confusa Kew Green (M)
Skimmia japonica Fragrans (M)
Skimmia japonica Nymans (F)
Skimmia japonica subsp. Reevesiana (S)
Skimmia japonica Rubella (M)
Skimmia japonica Temptation (S)
Skimmia japonica Veitchii (F) Somestimes still sold under its old name Foremanii.
my skimmia has outgrown its pot. Now too big for my garden, I would like to prune it but do not know how. Where do I cut the longer branches?
Pruning is recommended in the winter months or very early in the spring.
This article has more information.
It was in garden but we had to put in pot whilst we had our drive and garden redone. It has been in pot for a couple of months. We have planted it back out in the garden, but it has lost its compact bushy appearance. What should I do?
Go ahead and prune your skimmia plant in early spring before it produces new growth. The other ideal time to prune is when the plant is dormant in winter. Here's an article that will help:
The leaves look to have been eaten by insects but I am not sure. We keep the soil moist and keep the plant in the shade but it keeps getting these holes. We are not fertilizing the plant yet. The weather has been cloudy with periods of rain. We have sticks on the bed of the soil to stop insects getting on the plant and I periodically check to see if there are snails but I haven’t seen any. How do I stop this from happening?
It looks as though your skimmia may have spider mites. I would cut out and dispose of the diseased leaves right away and hose off the plant. Here is more:
I have healthy Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' (male). It is now April and the flowers have changed white in colour. Should I deadhead the flowers? Many thanks in advance.
It isn't necessary to prune them during the active season, and can introduce unnecessary infection. It is advised to prune during dormancy.
This article will help with their care: