Skimmia japonica, the Japanese skimmia, is a species of flowering plant in the family Rutaceae. Growing to 6 m tall and wide, it is a rounded evergreen shrub with glossy, leathery leaves widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens and parks.
Skimmia shrubby species gets its name from its place of origination i.e., Japan. The plant is also natively found in China and Southeast Asia. Skimmia is characterized by its compact shrub-like foliage dense branches with simple aromatic leaves. The dark-green foliage of this plant looks even prettier when white flowers or yellowish flowers grow during its bloom time. The shrubs are widely cultivated as ornamental plants and used in parks and woodland gardens alongside other flowering plants. When cultivated for ornamental purposes, the plant typically grows up to 5′ feet. Skimmia has a slow growth rate and has a spread anywhere between 4′-5′ feet in diameter.