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botanical name:
Skimmia japonica 'Bowles Dwarf'
Skimmia japonica 'Bowles Dwarf' © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Rutaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.45m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Compact dwarf form existing as both male and female clones. Small leaves, about 4cm long. and red flower buds in winter opening to fragrant white flowers in spring. Female plants later produce red berries.

Moist, well drained, humus rich soil in dappled or deep shade. Can show signs of chlorosis when grown on poor dry soils or in too much sun.

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