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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Known for its beautifully fragrant white flowers with pale pink stamens in February, Sarcococca hookeriana var digyna is a handsome evergreen shrub. Leaves are mid to dark green and narrower than the similar Sarcococca confusa.

Suitable for even the smallest of gardens, it is a good choice for an area where the flowers' fragrance can be appreciated. Also grows well in a large container or pot.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (25 - 40 cm tall)

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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sun or shade.
Soil: Moist, well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: December - March.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Sarcococca hookeriana var digyna grows to be a small or eventually medium sized, densely branching, rounded shrub. Can be pruned to shape if required.
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)

Plant Finder: about Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna

Common names

Sweet box


Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna (Sweet box). An evergreen, clump-forming, dense shrub bearing narrow, bright green leaves. In early winter, tiny, fragrant, white flowers with pink anthers are produced, followed by round, black fruit.


They grow well in a cool, moist climate with well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Ground cover, foliage, ornamental, fragrance, fruit. Winter interest.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH8.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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