Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Skimmia japonica.
If there is sufficient seed then it can be sown can be in an outdoor seedbed in early spring. Grow the plants on in the seedbed for a couple of years before planting them out in late autumn or early spring. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a cold frame. Cuttings of nearly mature side shoots, 7 - 10cm with a heel, September in a cold frame. Slow to root, they should be left for 18 months before moving to their permanent positions. Good percentage.Layering in autumn. Takes 18 months. Good to high percentage.
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Plants are hardy to about -15°c. Often cultivated in the ornamental garden, there are many named varieties. The flowers have a sweet perfume. Those of male forms are more aromatic than females, whilst the variety 'Fragrans' has a stronger scent like lily of the valley. The bruised leaves are pleasantly aromatic. The fruit is seldom eaten by birds, usually hanging on the plant until it flowers the following year.A polymorphic species, it is usually dioecious but some forms are hermaphrodite, especially in ssp. reevesiana. (Fortune.)N.P.Taylor.&Airey Shaw. This sub-species is intolerant of chalky soils and is also much taller than the type. Another report says that it is smaller and weaker-growing than the type species.
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