Reeve's Skimmia

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Polished Perfection Shade-Loving Reeve's Skimmia

  • Excellent Broad-Leaved Evergreen for Shade
  • Brilliant Red Berries Without a Pollinator
  • Showy Clusters of Fragrant White Flowers
  • Stays Tight and Compact
  • Fits Small Space Gardens With Ease
  • Wonderful in Containers
  • Well-Branched Plant
  • Elegant, Fine-Textured Foliage

What a plant! As more Americans take the plunge to downsize, chic plants like Reeve's Skimmia (Skimmia reevesiana) are getting plenty of attention.

No wonder! This low-growing, spreading broad-leaved evergreens offer plenty of ornamental features to keep you interested throughout all growing seasons.

Fragrant white flowers are held above the leaves in significant clusters. Although each dainty bloom is petite, the overall impact and placement of the cluster is quite impressive.

Delight in their sweet scent. Skimmia's flower power layers in an intoxicating, perfumed experience for you and your guests to enjoy.

Soon enough, the hermaphrodite blooms develop into fantastic red berries. No need to worry about male and female plants as pollination partners with this cultivar.

Subtle, but showy, the glossy, wee berries can adorn these exquisite shrubs long into winter. Have jolly Holidays with its festive look.

Rely on these "right-sized" small shrubs for refined definition in shaded areas. You'll love their durability and dense branching.

Reeve's Skimmia is a dwarf evergreen shrub that holds its lance-shaped dark-green foliage all year-long. The excellent color partners beautifully with shade garden favorites like Hosta, Bleeding Heart and Astilbe.

Shade plants that produce white flowers in the spring and red fruit are welcome in a condo or acreage alike! Grow them in the ground, or in containers.

Enjoy the easy-care nature and mounded form of these gorgeous, yet genteel small shrubs. We'll sell out of our limited inventory.

Place your order for Reeve's Skimmia from Nature Hills today. How pleased you'll be with our extremely high-quality plant material.

How to Use Reeve's Skimmia in the Landscape

Decorate your postage-stamp courtyard with containers filled with Reeve's Skimmia. Place them in raised beds around your back patio as an attractive evergreen accent.

For a solid planting, place 12 inches apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Underplant ornamental trees with these beautiful shrubs. Spend time mixing and matching options from our extensive online catalog.

From the early electric violet flowers of Redbud trees; to the grace of Japanese Maple; to the sweet charm of Flowering Dogwood, Reeve's Skimmia makes it all look good!

They add a luxurious look at the front of a foundation planting or mixed shrub border on larger properties. Repeat their use in all your shaded spots to help tie the entire look of your landscape design together.

#ProPlantTips for Care

No need to be concerned with light conditions. Reeve's Skimmia does prefer a rich, moist, well-drained soil for best performance.

This is a plant to use Nature Hills Root Booster in your planting soil. The beneficial microbe mix is used by our expert plantsmen to create a life-long symbiotic relationship with tiny feeder roots.

Follow the directions on the packet. You'll boost the performance by enabling your new plant to successfully gain access to moisture and nutrients.

Water regularly to support your plants. Add a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system, pulling it back from directly touching the stems.

Prune to correct shape after flowering. Or...snip while they are in bloom to bring indoors for delectable cut flower arrangements.

Deer don't tend to prefer these shrubs. However, we always recommend repellent spray if you have concerns.

Order Reeve's Skimmia today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Reeve's Skimmia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Ornamental Red Berries in Fall and Winter
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes