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SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia

Commonly known as Sweet box

Stiff but arching stems with fragrant white blossoms
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Available again from APRIL 2021 - When fresh stock arrives
£15.00 each

Any 3+ £13.00 each

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  • Evergreen - ovate, tapered, glossy, dark-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long
  • Cream
  • Height - 1m (39in)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - dense, bushy shrub. Produces clusters of flowers followed by spherical, dark-red fruit 5mm (¼in) across in summer
  • 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.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - western and central China
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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 but humus rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
Sarcococca - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)

Buy Varieties of SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia

SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia var chinensis 'Dragon Gate'  AWARD

SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia var chinensis 'Dragon Gate' >

Commonly known as: Sweet box.
Compact form. Small scented cream flowers in winter followed by red berries in summer
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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