- Detailed Specification
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.
|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|
|Ease of Care||Easy|
|Maturity time||10 years|
|Plant Size||2 litre pot|
|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|
|Where to Plant||Borders|
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