Skimmia 'Kew Green'

Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Keeping your garden lush through winter means choosing as many interesting evergreens as possible, and with impressively large and luscious foliage to its name, Skimmia x confusa is one of the best to select. By far the most popular cultivar of the species is Kew Green, which produces large clusters of yellowy-green flowers in spring, but does not produce berries in autumn. Its fulsome, dark green, glossy foliage is striking at any time. The Veitchii cultivar is another favourite and is flush with thick clusters of deep red berries in autumn. The species is comfortable in most soil types, but it should be moist, well-drained and in a shaded location.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid its fruits, or you may have mild stomach upset.
Height [m]
  • 0.5 - 3
Spread [m]
  • 1.5
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Domed
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Full shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers, foliage and ornamental berries
Creative category
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Shade
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years