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Sarcococca confusa
Christmas Box
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £4.90
You can order it as gift wrapped present (+£6.50)
dark green foliage gives a great background for the white flowers the highly fragrant flowers often bloom at Christmas available for sale - you will receive a similar plant leaves, fruits and flowers can be found on the plant in the same time a mature plant at Spring stems are full with fruit from last year's flowers

Common name in French:
Sarcocoque
Common name in German:
Fleischbeere
Other common names:
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Family:
Buxaceae
Origin:
SE-Asia (Himalayas, W-China)

Description:

Lovely evergreen shrub with dark green leaves, also known as the Sweet Box. This plant produces delicate flowers between December and February with a powerful honey-like fragrance. The heady perfume carries some distance - very welcome in the drab days of winter. They are easy to grow, somewhat drought tolerant and, being fairly low growing at 60-80cm, they even make good shrubs for patio pots where the fragrance can savoured. Also superb as specimen plants, ground cover or low hedges when established. Can be pruned.


Plant growing type:
evergreen
Habit:
spreading small shrub
Size when mature in m:
80-100cm
Main feature (value):
flower, fruit and leaf
Spring value:
leaf
Summer value:
leaf
Autumn value:
leaf
Winter value:
flower, fruit and leaf
Autumn coloration:
no coloration as this is an evergreen species (drops its old foliage continuously)
Flower colour:
White
Fruit colour:
Black
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Drought tolerance:
high
Optimum ph:
neutral-slightly alkaline (pH 7-7,5)
Preferred location:
semi-shade - full shade
Where to plant:
it is a great ground cover in semi-shade or even in deep shade, on border edges, under trees, but it is also good on a shaded patio area as a container plant
Pests and diseases:
this shrub is generally pest- and disease-free
Herbal usage:
none known to our knowledge
Edibility:
not edible
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
grows best in partial shade, where the soil is neutral and fertile, moist. Dislikes prolonged drought.

Height in cm:
8-10, bushy
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
2 (this shrub is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£4.90

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