Skimmia Jap. Magic Merlot

 

Compact, evergreen shrub with green leaves edged in cream. It has decorative, domed clusters of cream flower buds in winter that gradually change to red, opening in spring to white fragrant flowers. Will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 10-20 years.

 

 

Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Partial shade, Hardy

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.