SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var humilis

Commonly known as Sweet box

Dwarf suckering shrub with pink-tinged white flowers
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SARCOCOCCA hookeriana var humilis

 
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  • Evergreen
    glossy, dark-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • White
    White tinged pink
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Rhizomatous shrub
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Clump forming shrub with erect shoots. Produces clusters of flowers, males with pink anthers, followed by spherical dark, blue-black fruit 5mm (¼in) across
  • 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
    Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin
    western China
  • 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)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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