Rubella' is a small, bushy evergreen shrub with dark green, elliptic leaves to 10cm long. Panicles of red buds, showy in late winter, open to fragrant white flowers in early spring.
For best results grow Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ in moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Trim plants after flowering and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.
- Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic