Perfect for giving all-year interest in a shady spot in the garden, Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ makes a neat mound of glossy rosettes of aromatic evergreen foliage. Distinctive red buds bring colour throughout the winter months, opening as deliciously fragrant white blooms in spring. This shrub is easy to grow in neutral or acidic soil or can be grown in a container on the patio in ericaceous compost. Tough and long lasting, Skimmia is a good choice for beginner gardeners. Height and spread: 120cm (47).