One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An evergreen East Asian shrub with creamy-white flowers and red berries.
Genus Skimmia, family Rutaceae
- ‘Cut back overgrown specimens of spotted laurel, bay, box, fatsia, skimmia and evergreen cotoneaster.’
- ‘The leaves of skimmias also add great fall interest in that they are very aromatic, and are very lustrous.’
- ‘Rhododendrons, most heathers, camellias, pieris, skimmia, citrus and many others must have acid soil.’
- ‘Plant up tubs and pots with Euonymus ‘Emerald 'n' Gold ’, winter-flowering heathers and skimmias for winter colour.’
Modern Latin, from Japanese.
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