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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

For sale by Melissa Morton Garden Design

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Two plants available at the time of writing.

The white spidery flowers have a lovely fragrance in late winter. The sweet, honey scented winter blooms are followed by glossy black berries. This exceptional dwarf evergreen shrub is so versatile it will grow in almost any soil or situation - even those impossible dry shaded spots!

A wonderful compact plant for woodland ground cover, or low informal hedges. Or keep in a pot by the front door during late winter. Grows to about 60cm (24").

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis | Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29
Pot SizeTotal Price
7.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis


Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis. This is an evergreen, low-growing, clump-forming shrub which spreads by underground stems. In late winter, tiny, fragrant, white flowers with pink anthers, are borne with glossy, dark green oblong leaves, followed by rounded dark blue-black fruit.


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

Interest and use

Winter interest.

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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis | Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH8.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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