Does anyone have experience growing Skimmia japonica in the Nashville area? I was planning to use it pretty extensively in my (shady) front garden, but I haven't found it at any local nurseries. I did find good mail order sources, one in Maryland, the other in the Pacific NW, but then I read in the new edition of Dirr that he's never seen it thrive in the South, only in the mid-Atlantic. I've lived most of my life in Washington, DC, which counts as mid-Atlantic for these purposes, and it never occurred to me it wouldn't grow as well here as there. It's rated zone 6-8, and I'm sure it's the heat here that would be the problem. Anyway, if anyone has experience with it, please reply. Thanks.