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Skimmia Rubella

Hello everyone, 

I bought a Skimma Rubella in early summer while it was in flower; I cut the dead flowers off once they'd finished. The regrowth you can see in the picture appeared about about a month or so ago and hasn't changed since. I thought perhaps these were buds that for some reason hadn't bloomed and should be removed. I've since read though that Skimmias produce buds in November that flower the following spring - is it possible that mine's done this a little early? Or should I prune these back? 

Any advice gratefully received, I'm new to (container) gardening this year!





  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    No leave them on they will open in the spring, march/April timeimage
  • Amazing, THANK YOU! Really pleased I checked before taking action! image

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,083

    Don't cut them off after that, they will produce berries for the birds.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Fab, I will leave them in situ for the birds, thank you!

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