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Sweet box - Sarcococca hookeriana Winter Gem (2 Ltr)

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GLG21210
Special Price £12.99 Regular Price £14.99

The highly fragrant white flowers and glossy green leaves of Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem', or Christmas box, will entice you into the garden in the darkest months of the year.

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  • A hardy evergreen plant
  • Easy to care for
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • Moist well-drained soils
  • Flowering late winter and early spring
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The highly fragrant white flowers and glossy green leaves of Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem', or Christmas box, will entice you into the garden in the darkest months of the year. These are followed by round red berries that ripen to black.

This drought-resistant, hardy evergreen shrub is easy to grow and will flourish in sun or partial shade. It enjoys moist well-drained soil but will tolerate most conditions. Reaching its mature 1.5m x 1.5m height and spread in around 10 years, you can trim back its shoots after flowering to keep it in shape.

This is a plant that will provide interest year-round in your border and it boasts an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

More Information
Short name Sweet box (2 Ltr)
Sub title Sarcococca hookeriana Winter Gem
Aspect Shade or sun
Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Brand Great Little Garden
British Grown Yes
Drainage Any
Drought Resistance Yes
Ease of Care Easy
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Exposure Any
Flowering Period Winter
Flower Colour White
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance High
Habit Bushy
Hardiness Hardy
Maturity time 10 years
pH Any
Plant Size 2 litre pot
Plant Type Shrub
Height & Spread 1.5m x 1.5m
Pot size (Litres) 2L
Rate of growth Medium
Required maintenance If necessary after flowering lightly trim back shoots to tidy the plant.
Season of Interest Summer
Soil Type Well drained
Sun or Shade Partial shade
Water Requirements None
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