Sarcococca confusa

sweet box

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Neat dark-green foliage throughout the year and clusters of ivory-white stamens in winter on this highly fragrant small shrub - excellent in containers near doorways

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: partial to deep shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing to average
  • Flowering period: December to March
  • Flower colour: white
  • Other features: the flowers are followed by spherical, glossy, black berries
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sweetly scented, pure white flowers from December to March and lustrous, dark green leaves. This wonderful, winter-flowering, dense, evergreen shrub is perfect for a shady border or woodland garden. To fully appreciate the fabulous, vanilla-like fragrance plant in moist, well-drained soil close to an entrance or path. Copes well with dry shade and urban-pollution.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring lightly trim or prune back shoots that spoil the plant's symmetry. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant.

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