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Commonly known as Christmas box, Sweet box
Christmas box grown for its scent rather than the close-clipped hedges and topiary of Buxus though will make a low, informal hedge.
Tolerant of neglect, a fine plant with glossy leaves for a dull, shady part of the garden.
Genus of 11 species of monoecious, evergreen shrubs found in moist, shady places, forests and thickets from China to the Himalayas and southeastern Asia.
EvergreenMonoecious, evergreen shrubs
Partial shadeShelter from cold winds
Additional FeaturesGood to knowTolerates atmospheric pollution, dry shade and neglect.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originChina to Himalayas, southeastern AsiaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Scented PlantsScented flowersExcept S. saligna
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile but humus rich
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
Buy Varieties of SARCOCOCCA
scented green-white flowers
white flowers, dark stems
an attactive form with young stems and midribs of the leaves flushed purple
dwarf suckering shrub with pink-tinged white flowers
hybrid variety. Highly scented white flowers in winter
stiff but arching stems with fragrant white blossoms
compact form. Small scented cream flowers in winter followed by red berries in summer
lance-shaped leaves, greenish white scented flowers and purple berries