Skimmia japonica Thunb., Nov. Gen. Pl. 58 1783.;
S. Russian Far East, Japan to Taiwan: Japan, Kuril Is., Nansei-shoto, Primorye, Sakhalin, Taiwan as per POWO;

SK 3419 22 April 2022: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Romford, UK
Altitude: 40 m.
Date: 09 March 2022
Habit : Cultivated

It is a Skimmia sp or named x cultivar.

Some are male.
Some are female and will produce berries.
Some are male and female so also have berries

PS I like all the pics on one post, rather than one pic per post.

Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ ??

I do not think so as buds are not red as per RHS.

In UK mostly Skimmia japonica.

But dozens of named cultivars./hybrids.
Recently saw a new one with variegated leaves.
Some are dwarfs, some normal size.
Some have red berries while others are white.
Life is too short to id one from another.
My pics below…mostly ones from old garden that we grew…hopefully accurately labelled

Unable to see after downloading.

Here they are … sending in parts, as website does not allow more than 4 mb




POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1

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