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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna

Sweet Box, Christmas Box

Hardy Shrub

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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

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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').

Height Up to 150cm (60in)
Spread Up to 200cm (79in)

Hardy Shrub

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2 plants in 2 litre pots (V59220P)
1 plant in 2 litre pot (V59219)

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.

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