AWARD

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna 'Purple Stem'

Commonly known as Sweet box

An attactive form with young stems and midribs of the leaves flushed purple
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    mid- to dark green leaves to 9cm (3½in) long
  • White
    With pink tint
  • 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
    Produces clusters of flowers followed by spherical black fruit
  • 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 where soil remains moist
  • Partial shade
    Shelter from cold winds

SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var digyna 'Purple Stem'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£15.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £13.00 each
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
    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)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Very fragrant
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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1.5m (5ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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