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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Christmas Box, Sweet box

Hardy Shrub

The white spidery flowers have a fragrance so heady that it will stop you in your tracks. The sweet, honey scented winter blooms are followed by glossy black berries. This exceptional dwarf evergreen shrub is so versatile it will grow in almost any soil or situation - even those impossible dry shaded spots! A wonderful compact plant for woodland ground cover, or low informal hedges. You can even cut a few stems for a vase indoors! Grows to 60cm (24"). Supplied in 9cm pot.

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Ideal For:
groundcover, hedges, scented gardens, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
January, February, March, December
dappled shade, shade
    • 1 sarcococca plant in 9cm pot

    • Despatch: by end of August 2017
    • £9.99
    • 3 sarcococca plants in 9cm pots

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    • Despatch: by end of August 2017
    • £19.98
Choose a shaded position in any free draining soil. Christmas box will tolerate full sun provided that the soil remains moist. Plant the shrub at the same depth as it was in its pot. Firm the soil around the rootball and water well.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season while young shrubs become established. Once established, Sarcococca will require little attention. Pruning is not required other than to shape the plant if required.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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