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SARCOCOCCA

Commonly known as Christmas box, Sweet box



Christmas box grown for its scent rather than the close-clipped hedges and topiary of Buxus though will make a low, informal hedge.

Tolerant of neglect, a fine plant with glossy leaves for a dull, shady part of the garden.

Genus of 11 species of monoecious, evergreen shrubs found in moist, shady places, forests and thickets from China to the Himalayas and southeastern Asia.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - monoecious, evergreen shrubs
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade - shelter from cold winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - tolerates atmospheric pollution, dry shade and neglect.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - China to Himalayas, southeastern Asia
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers - except S. saligna
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile but humus rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
Sarcococca - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of SARCOCOCCA

SARCOCOCCA confusa   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Sweet box.
Scented green-white flowers
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£14.50 each

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna

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Commonly known as: Sweet box.
White flowers, dark stems
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£14.50 each

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna 'Purple Stem'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Sweet box.
An attactive form with young stems and midribs of the leaves flushed purple
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£14.50 each
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SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var humilis

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Commonly known as: Sweet box.
Dwarf suckering shrub with pink-tinged white flowers
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£14.50 each

SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia

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Commonly known as: Sweet box.
Stiff but arching stems with fragrant white blossoms
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£14.50 each
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SARCOCOCCA saligna

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Commonly known as: Sweet box.
Lance-shaped leaves, greenish white scented flowers and purple berries
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.50 each

SARCOCOCCA wallichii

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Commonly known as: Sweet box.
Clump forming up to 3-4 feet with handsome large glossy leaves. Black fruits.
£14.50 each

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