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Sarcococca confusaSweet Box, Christmas Box

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
2 Reviews

Commonly known as Sweet Box or Christmas Box

Low maintenance

A great shrub for providing colour and life in the garden during the long dark months of winter

1 sarcococca plant in 9cm pot £7.99 By The End Of September 2020
2 sarcococca plants in 9cm pots £12.99 By The End Of September 2020
1 plant in 2 litre pot £22.99 Within 14 Days
2 plants in 2 litre potsSave £3.00 £44.99 £41.99 Within 14 Days
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews
Sarcococca confusa, commonly known as Sweet Box or Christmas Box is an easy to grow evergreen shrub that is low maintenance and grows well in shade and partial shade. It has a distinct, pleasant honey like fragrance, with white flowers on the underside of stems full of waxy green leaves. Winter flowers are followed by long lasting black berries. A great shrub for providing colour and life in the garden during the long dark months of winter. Height 2m (6.6'). Spread: 1m (39").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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sun or semi shade, dappled shade, shade

200cm (79in)

100cm (39in)

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1 Sarcococca Plant In 9cm Pot (41227)
2 Sarcococca Plants In 9cm Pots (KA7593)
1 Plant In 2 Litre Pot (57983)
2 Plants In 2 Litre Pots (T57984P)

Flowering Months
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.
Sarcococca enjoys a shaded position in any moist, fertile free draining soil, however it will tolerate sun provided that the soil remains moist.


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