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
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Tolerates atmospheric pollution, dry shade and neglect.
    Place of origin
    China to Himalayas, southeastern Asia
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Except S. saligna
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant

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SARCOCOCCA confusa

SARCOCOCCA confusa

Sweet box

scented green-white flowers

 
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SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna

Sweet box

white flowers, dark stems

 
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SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna 'Purple Stem'

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna 'Purple Stem'

Sweet box

an attactive form with young stems and midribs of the leaves flushed purple

 
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SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var humilis

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var humilis

Sweet box

dwarf suckering shrub with pink-tinged white flowers

 
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SARCOCOCCA hookeriana 'Winter Gem'

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana 'Winter Gem'

Sweet box

hybrid variety. Highly scented white flowers in winter

 
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SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia

SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia

Sweet box

stiff but arching stems with fragrant white blossoms

 
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SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia var chinensis 'Dragon Gate'

SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia var chinensis 'Dragon Gate'

Sweet box

compact form. Small scented cream flowers in winter followed by red berries in summer

 
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SARCOCOCCA saligna

SARCOCOCCA saligna

Sweet box

lance-shaped leaves, greenish white scented flowers and purple berries

 
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SARCOCOCCA wallichii

SARCOCOCCA wallichii

Sweet box

a clump forming species notable for its shining black fruits which persist on the plant to flowering time in the autumn

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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