SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia

Commonly known as Sweet box

Stiff but arching stems with fragrant white blossoms
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    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

SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia

 
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  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (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.

    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
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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

Buy Varieties of SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia

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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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