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Skimmia reevesiana - self-fertile - 1 quart

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Description from Oregon State University, Landscape Plants: Skimmia reevesiana Common name: Reeves Skimmia Pronunciation: SKIM-ee-a REEV-si-ah-na Family: Rutaceae Genus: Skimmia Synonyms: Skimmia japonica ssp. reevesiana Type: Broadleaf Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: No Broadleaf evergreen, low growing shrub, 1-3 ft (0.3-0.9 m) high and 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) wide. Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate or oblong lanceolate, 2.5-10 cm long and 2-2.5 cm wide, leathery, acuminate tip, wedge-shaped base, margin smooth (entire), dark green above, light green below. Flowers are in terminal clusters 5-7.5 cm long, fragrant, white, each about 1 cm wide, 5-parted, both male and female parts present (bisexual, self-fertile). Fruit crimson, more or less spherical, about 8 mm long, persist into winter. Part shade to shade, prefers moist, acid, high organic matter soils, seldom needs pruning. Attractive in a container. It is self-fruitful in contrast to S. japonica which requires both male and female plants. The bisexual flowers of S. reevesiana are helpful in distinguishing it from S. japonica. Hardy to USDA Zone (6)7 Native to China and east Asia. Presumably this plant is as poisonous as S. japonica, which can cause cardiac arrest if large quantities are ingested. The red fruit is the usual cause of poisoning.

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