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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna Sweet 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.
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Purple-tinted stems

Sarcococca flowers give the most enticing and powerful fragrance

Can grow these plants into a low box-like hedge

1 plant in 2 litre pot £15.99 Within 14 Days
2 plants in 2 litre pots £17.98 Within 14 Days
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Every garden demands a few fragrant flowers. During the winter months, the Sarcococca flowers give the most enticing and powerful fragrance – a wonderful garden ‘bonus' for those dark, cold winter months! Sarcococca plants are particularly resilient and tough. They relish both partial and deep shade. You'll find you can grow these plants into a low box-like hedge. In fact, many gardeners refer to the Sarcococca as Sweet Box or Christmas Box.

Sarcococca hookeriana var .digyna has purple-tinted stems and leaves which are weatherproof and leathery to the touch. From winter onwards, firecracker-like blooms emerge with a wonderful fragrance. They are soon followed by dark black berries. Plant it by the back door, in large patio containers or in borders. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 2m (6').

Hedges, Low Maintenance Garden, Patio, Scented Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Woodland Garden


sun or semi shade, dappled shade, shade

150cm (60in)

200cm (79in)

RHS plants for pollinators

1 Plant In 2 Litre Pot (V59219)
2 Plants In 2 Litre Pots (V59220P)

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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