In can be grown in moderate climate in USDA zones 6B - 7A and higher. It tolerates full or semi shade. In its natural habitat it grows to 6-7 meters high. The height in Europe is astimated on the level of 1,5 - 2 m (and the same spread). Do notplant it in full sun. Skimmia doesn't like it at all!
Well drained and acidic soil would be the best for skimmia. It also needs regular watering.
Leaves are oblong-eliptic, dark green and glossy above, little bit yellow and green beneath, 10 cm long.
Flowers appear in early spring or at the end of winter. They are white and fragrant! Fruits come in autumn, but only on female plants. Male flowers are bigger and more fragrant!
This shrub is really beautiful and can be lanted even in small gardens.
Young species should be protected from severe frost (temperatures lower than -15 C).