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
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Except S. saligna
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile but humus rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of SARCOCOCCA

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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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Not available until May 2022 -
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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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