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Magic two colour
Does anyone know any more about this
skimmia japonica magic two colour?
I bought it recently, the stall holder found them in Cornwall and liked them but he was interested in finding out more about them.


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This shrub is made up with two different skimmia cuttings. One is Rubella and the other probaly 'Fragrans', or 'Kew Green', hence red and white together giving the appearance of a bi-colour shrub.

10 Oct, 2011

 

thank you, do you know if it is hardy jimmy?

do you think its actually 2 different plants in the pot? thats what i wondered?

10 Oct, 2011

 

No, it doesn't look like two different plants in one pot, it looks as if all stems are coming from a central point at the base. No info online about this plant though, Google doesn't recognise it, not with that name anyway.
Interesting plant, wouldn't mind one myself, could be its two varieties grafted or budded in some way. Can you find a graft point at all?

10 Oct, 2011

 

so far no bamboo, i tried to feel below the soil line but i dont want to disturb it too much.

10 Oct, 2011

 

They are hardy, so plant it out in the soil. That pot looks a bit small for the size of the pot. I found it in a Nursery on Google, and it said it's a new one.

10 Oct, 2011

 

thank you spritz, the seller said he didnt think they were out of cornwall yet!!!

10 Oct, 2011

 

Which nursery, Spritz?

10 Oct, 2011

 

Ummmm...I didn't make a note of it, but I'll find it again and tell you.

10 Oct, 2011

 

Sticki apparently ashwood nurseries in west midlands do it and it was introduced in 2007 from the dutch nursery, Van Son & Koot again apparently it's a male plant so no berries but if that's true i'm not sure... best of luck with it though :-)

10 Oct, 2011

 

ah i know ashwood nurseries ~ thank you surreylad ~ ashwood is where john massey's garden is ~ that i have done a couple of blogs on ~ its a gorgeous garden. im not surprised they have it.

i do have a couple of female skimmias in the garden ~ will that be ok??

10 Oct, 2011

 

yes that should be fine Sticki, must admit i've never been there although i have been past it many years before...

11 Oct, 2011

 

If you are ever nearby again it's well worth a visit, but it's only open a few days a year! In my mind it is a triumph of planting and a beautiful vista - whichever way you look!

11 Oct, 2011

 

Now that's a bit disappointing - I was hoping this one might be both male and female, giving berries on some branches and not on others. Ah well, we live in hope... its interesting anyway.

11 Oct, 2011

 

that would really be clever bamboo, however i will let you know how it gets on!

11 Oct, 2011

 

if you had the time and patience Bamboo you could graft two varieties onto one stock.. although this variety is just as nice :-))

11 Oct, 2011

 

I suppose I could, but I don't feel inclined to do it, Surreylad - not sure my sight's good enough for a start, never mind the patience...

11 Oct, 2011

 

I think it was Ashwood I found, but there were also stockists in the USA, although that's not very helpful, is it. lol.

12 Oct, 2011

 

Ashwood near to me Spritz?

12 Oct, 2011

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