Skimmia japonica ‘Magic Marlot’
Skimmia japonica ‘Magic Marlot’ is a shrub that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Skimmia japonica ‘Magic Marlot’.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Skimmia japonica ‘Magic Marlot’
Scientific name: Skimmia japonica ‘Magic Marlot’
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full shade, Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Skimmia japonica ‘Magic Marlot’, know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Skimmia japonica ‘Magic Marlot’ is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in clay, loam or sand.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Skimmia japonica ‘Magic Marlot’ likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Skimmia japonica ‘Magic Marlot’ is a plant that should be grown in shade or partial shade positions.