Skimmia japonica Rubella Skimmia japonica Rubella
Skimmia japonica Rubella
Skimmia japonica Rubella

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

A classic winter container plant.
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • A classic plant for winter containers.
  • Cones of fragrant white flowers.
  • Easy to grow and look after.
  • An award-winning garden performer.
  • Supplied in bud in a 2L container.
1L Potted - Item: 510178
RRP £7.99
Deal Price £3.99
Save: £4.00 - 50%
Club Price: £3.59 - Save: £0.40   Join Today!
Usually despatched within
3-5 working days.

Product Description

If you're looking for a perfect garden plant then 'Rubella' has it all - it's compact, low-maintenance, grows in dappled shade, looks good all year, has fragrant flowers and is wildlife-friendly. It's one of those 'plant it and leave it' shrubs, so there's little wonder why they sell out so quickly!

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' is a compact, bushy evergreen shrub with cones of red buds which open to fragrant white flowers in early spring - A classic plant for winter or spring containers where the dark, leathery leaves provide a super background for its showy flowers.

All parts of this award-winning plant have a pleasant fragrance when crushed, not unlike ..... so, position them near doorways, entrances or windows so that you can appreciate the scent too.

Most individual varieties of Skimmias are either male or female - 'Rubella' is male so will not produce berries - but when you see and smell the gorgeous scented flowers, they more than make up for that.

Skimmia plants are slow growing, so little pruning is needed - which is great if you have little time to be messing around with secateurs and pruning manuals - in fact, it is better not to trim them at all, if possible.
Add to this the fact that 'Rubella' holds an RHS award of garden merit and you can be assured that it will perform in your garden.

What Is Supplied

Item 510178 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in bud, in a 2L pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Best grown in a container in ericaceous soil

Care Guide

  • Grow Skimmia plants in a dappled or fully shaded position, in moderately fertile, rich, well-drained soil, preferably neutral to acidic in pH.
  • Avoid full sun, as this can cause yellowing of the leaves.
  • Alternatively, and easier, grow Skimmia in large containers, using a soil-based compost such as John Innes No.3 mixed with ericaceous compost. 
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
100cm
Also Bought
YG Discount Club Yearly Subscription Membership
YG Discount Club Yearly Subscription Membership - Rating  630 Reviews
Just £5.00
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fert 50g trial sachet
Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fert 50g trial sachet - Rating  513 Reviews
Just £2.99
FIND OUT MORE
Currently Unavailable
Dwarf Patio Lilac 'Palibin'
Dwarf Patio Lilac 'Palibin' - Rating  43 Reviews
Just £6.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Clematis florida sieboldii
Just £3.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Hardy Japanese Anemone Collection
Hardy Japanese Anemone Collection  - Rating  54 Reviews
Just £7.49
FIND OUT MORE
Currently Unavailable
Buddleia 'Petite' Collection
Buddleia 'Petite' Collection - Rating  20 Reviews
Just £6.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Loropetalum 'EverRed' Chinese Witch Hazel
Loropetalum 'EverRed' Chinese Witch Hazel - Rating  466 Reviews
From £9.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Rose 'Peace'
Just £6.99
FIND OUT MORE
PRE ORDER
YG Discount Club 1 Year Membership
YG Discount Club 1 Year Membership - Rating  479 Reviews
Just £10.00
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Hibiscus 'French Cabaret Pastel'
Hibiscus 'French Cabaret Pastel' - Rating  12 Reviews
Just £4.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Pinus mugo 'Pumilio' 2L Conifer
Pinus mugo 'Pumilio' 2L Conifer - Rating  2 Reviews
Just £4.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
'Victoria' Plum Tree
'Victoria' Plum Tree - Rating  34 Reviews
Just £14.99
FIND OUT MORE
PRE ORDER
Patio Plum 'Little Vic'
Patio Plum 'Little Vic' - Rating  78 Reviews
Just £19.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Carpet Phlox collection
Carpet Phlox collection - Rating  22 Reviews
Just £7.49
FIND OUT MORE
Currently Unavailable
Hardy Hibiscus 'Lady Stanley' 2L
Hardy Hibiscus 'Lady Stanley' 2L - Rating  24 Reviews
Just £4.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Pair of Italian Cypress Trees Cupressus sempervirens
Pair of Italian Cypress Trees Cupressus sempervirens - Rating  237 Reviews
From £9.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Japanese Acer palmatum ‘Festival’ Mix
Japanese Acer palmatum ‘Festival’ Mix - Rating  12 Reviews
Just £19.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Close Video
FeeFoFeeFo
DOUBLE GUARANTEE TO YOU: more
1. If you're not totally happy with your order, return it within 30 days and we'll replace or refund in full!
2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
ALL MAJOR PAYMENTS ACCEPTED
Visa Visa Electron Maestro MasterCard Paypal Amazon Payments
Advanced Mail Order Verifone
Back To Top
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
1L Potted
Item: 510178
RRP £7.99
Deal Price £3.99
Save: £4.00 - 50%
SIGN UP TO GET 10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER
Thank you. Please check your email for your voucher code
Success
Close Signup