SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna

Commonly known as Sweet box

White flowers, dark stems
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Mid- to dark-green leaves to 9cm (3½in) long.
  • White
    With cream anthers
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    thicket-forming, suckering, compact shrub. Produces clusters of flowers followed by spherical black or blue-black fruit 5mm (¼in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
    Will tolerate full sun if soil remains moist
  • Partial shade
    Shelter from cold winds

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna

 
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  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Western China
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna 'Purple Stem'

'Purple Stem'

Sweet box

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

 
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