SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna

Commonly known as Sweet box

White flowers, dark stems
Further Reading....

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£15.00 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £13.00 each
  • Evergreen
    Mid- to dark-green leaves to 9cm (3½in) long.
  • White
    With cream anthers
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Rhizomatous shrub
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
1.5m (5ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

Buy Varieties of SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna

 AWARD
SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna 'Purple Stem'

'Purple Stem'

Sweet box

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

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

Useful extras...

Share this page

Twitter Facebook Digg
Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2021 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2021      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.