SARCOCOCCA saligna

Commonly known as Sweet box

Lance-shaped leaves, greenish white scented flowers and purple berries
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SARCOCOCCA saligna

 
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  • Evergreen
    Narrowly lance-shaped, finely-tapered leaves to 14cm (5½in) long, dark-green above, paler beneath.
  • White
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Thicket-forming shrub with erect shoots. Produces spikes of of flowers to 1.5cm (½in) long followed by ovoid purple fruit to 1cm (½in) long
  • 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
  • Additional Features
    Berries These plants have berries.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    Afghanistan to Nepal
  • 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
  • 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 - faintly scented
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • 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
  2m (6½ft)
 

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