Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Common Name : skimmia 'Rubella'Family : RutaceaeType : ShrubHabit : BushyHeight : 1-1.5 metresSpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : White& PinkFlowering from : Februaryto AprilFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Green& PurpleSunlight : Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
‘Rubella’ is a small, bushy evergreen shrub with dark green, elliptic leaves to 10cm long. Panicles of red buds, showy in late winter, open to fragrant white flowers in early spring.