These symmetrical bushes, 4 to 5 ft. tall, are grown for the brightness of their berries, which remain on the plants through the winter. They grow in most ordinary soils provided these are not too dry, and in sun or partial shade. Plant in October, March or April.
Skimmia foremanii, a hermaphrodite form, bears berries freely.
S. japonica, berries are freely borne on the female plants if a male plant is also grown in the garden.