My previous experience with Skimmia was in New York City, where it did very well and was spreading. (I was layering branches and then moving them a few feet over once they had rooted in.) I have read that on the East coast it does best in the mid-atlantic region. Skimmia likes moist soil, (the garden that I grew it had a drip sprinkler system.) Unfortunately it is too cold to grow it up here. What other experiences do people have?