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Sarcococca confusa

Sweet Box, Christmas Box

Hardy Shrub

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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

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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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Height Up to 200cm (79in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Shrub

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2 sarcococca plants in 9cm pots (KA7593)
2 plants in 2 litre pots (T57984P)
1 sarcococca plant in 9cm pot (41227)
1 plant in 2 litre pot (57983)

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

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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