Skimmia Perosa Variegated 13cm
Skimmia Perosa Variegated 13cm
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Skimmia 'Perosa' Variegated 13cm

Year-long interest
  • A classic variegated plant for winter interest.
  • Clusters of scented white flowers from red buds.
  • Easy to grow and look after.
  • Attractive to bees and butterflies.
  • Supplied in a 13cm pot for you to plant out.

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Item: 511059
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A great choice if you're looking for a plant that looks good all through the year, 'Perosa' will deliver. Compact and easy to grow, it'll always give you something beautiful to see, whatever the month.

Growing in light shade, the evergreen foliage is grey-green with a creamy edge. Red stems bear clusters of tiny maroon buds by the dozen which open to scented creamy-white flowers in the spring and are loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

'Perosa' is a male Skimmia, so it won't produce any berries, but the gorgeous flowers and striking foliage more than make up for that. Slow growing, so little pruning is needed, this will keep itself neat and bushy. Perfect for growing in containers, especially near doors and windows or on the terrace so that you can appreciate the spring fragrance.

Supplied in a 13cm pot for you to plant out, eventually reaching 75cm (3ft) in height and spread. Flowering from April to June.

What Is Supplied

Item 511059 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 13cm pot.

Plant Care Information

RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

Best grown in a container in ericaceous soil.

Care Information

  • Grow Skimmia plants in a dappled or fully shaded position, in moderately fertile, rich, well-drained soil, preferably neutral to acidic.
  • Avoid full sun, as this can cause yellowing of the leaves.
  • Alternatively, and easier, grow in 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
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
75 cm
75 cm
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