- Position: partial to full shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A compact, dome-shaped, or taller evergreen shrub (it can be quite variable), with dense clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers, which open over several weeks in late winter and spring. This award-winning shrub is perfect for illuminating a shady shrub border or woodland garden. Requiring little routine pruning, it's useful for 'anchoring' taller, upright plants and pollinating female skimmias planted close by.
- Garden care: Lightly trim after flowering, if necessary. To improve the moisture retention qualities of the soil add plenty of well-rotted compost when planting.