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I have re potted these two skimmia male and female plants in big pots with ericaceous compost about two years ago and placed them in the front garden next to each other (see photo) but I am afraid they do not look healthy the leaves are turning very yellow, I have fed them with the  ericaceous plant food. They get the sun in the morning but then they are in the shade. 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,743

    Sadly, however you grow them, I find Skimmia tend to look a bit yellow.

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    Skimmias are quite difficult to get right, and many always end up weak and yellow looking. Try to avoid any sun to see if there is a change. They thrive best in total shade. Maybe reposition the pots to somewhere with minimal sun for around 2 months to see if it improves.

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