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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 Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,692

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

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,667

    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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