SARCOCOCCA hookeriana 'Winter Gem'

Commonly known as Sweet box

Hybrid variety. Highly scented white flowers in winter
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    glossy, dark green leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • White
    From pink buds. Reddish anthers
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Clumping shrub with erect shoots. Cluster of flowers are followed by red berries that ripen to black
  • 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 hookeriana 'Winter Gem'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    S. hookeriana var. digyna 'Purple Stem' x S. hookeriana var. humilis. Larger flowers than other cultivars
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    Western China. Garden origin. Peter Moore, Longstock Nursery, Hants.
    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
    Oblong
    (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. Humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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