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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna

Sweet box

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsDecember & January
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

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.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W. China

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH8.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or from cuttings in summer or by layers.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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