Bright but no direct sun
Skimmia grows best in a light and partially shaded place, for example under conifers or in a shade bed. In the deep shade they develop fewer flowers and bright red fruits. In direct sunlight, their leaves curl up and turn yellow.
In order to keep the subsequent care as low as possible, a well-suited soil should be selected when planting. The following properties of the earth have a positive effect on the Skimmia:
- sour to neutral
- well permeable
- enriched with compost
Since the Skimmia has similar location requirements as the rhododendron, these two plants can be planted in the vicinity without any problems.