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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
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  • Evergreen - narrow, pointed shining, 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 with arching shoots. Clusters of flowers are followed by spherical, dark red fruit 5mm (¼in) across in summer
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun - will tolerate full sun if soil remains moist
  • Partial shade - shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - western and central China. A Roy Lancaster introduction. 1980
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
  • 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 - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile. Humus rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
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