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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

*Januarys Star Plant*

Skimmia ( Skimmia Japonica) This is a tough evergreen shrub. It produces dense clusters of pink buds during the winter which open to show white flowers that produce a beautiful scent. This shrub requires little pruning. The leaves are a glossy dark green that stay like this all year round. Female plants will produce red berries if grown next to a male plant. A Skimmia should ideally be grown in the shade in rich fertile soil.

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