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Sarcococca wallichii

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A rare and splendid evergreen shrub, Sarcococca wallichii has large, glossy, bright green leaves and masses of sweetly scented white flowers in winter. Native to Nepal, this typically grows to be a slightly taller plant than other Sarcococca and prefers a warm, sheltered garden.

Supplied Size: 4L container (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Sarcococca wallichii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Sarcococca wallichii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
4 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Warm and sheltered in sun or shade.
Soil: Moist, well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Frost tender. Sarcococca wallichii requires protection from cold winter winds and usually grows best in mild, Southern Counties of the U.K.
Flowering Period: December - March.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Medium sized, densely branching shrub.
Height: up to 2 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)

Notes: Please be aware that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will not replace a Sarcococca wallichii which is damaged or killed in the winter by cold or a late spring frost.

Plant Finder: about Sarcococca wallichii

Common names

Sweet Box Wallichii


Sarcococca wallichii (Sweet Box Wallichii). An evergreen, suckering shrub with long, pointed, glossy evergreen leaves. Small fragrant, white flowers which appear in winter and then, black fruits.


Shelter from cold winds.

Interest and use

Grown for its evergreen foliage and highly scented flowers.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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