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Sarcococca confusa Sweet Box

Sarcococca confusa Sweet Box

See out article on this plant here.

R.H.S. Award of Garden Merit.

Evergreen shrub of dense habit bearing dark glossy foliage. Tiny, fragrant, white flowers open in winter followed by shiny black berries.

Sarcococca (Sweet box) is a genus of 16-20 species of flowering plants in the family Buxaceae, native to eastern and southeastern Asia and the Himalaya. They are slow-growing evergreen shrubs 1-2 m tall. The leaves are borne alternately, 3-12 cm long and 1-4 cm broad. They bear fragrant flowers, often in winter. The fruit is a red or black drupe containing 1-3 seeds. Some species are cultivated for ground cover in shady areas.

Great for cutting flowering stems and using in christmas table wreaths.



Height and Spread-60cm(2 ft) in 10 years.

Position-Any fertile soil including chalk.

Sun or shade.

Planting-Water thoroughly or stand container in water for an hour before planting.

Plant in hole large enough to avoid disturbing root ball.

Back-fill with soil previously mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertilizer.

Plant Care-Keep moist in first year.

€7.00 2 litre pot size. Shipping single plant €7.50