About us Contact us Why choose us? P&P details Send it as a gift
Search by
Subscribe to our free newsletter and we will regularly inform you about our special offers and new arrivals.
Customers who have subscribed for our free newsletter will receive a discount on the price of the plant of the month and other special articles on sale.
Sarcococca orientalis
Oriental Sweet Box
Pot size: 8cm   Our online price: £3.50
You can order it as gift wrapped present (+£6.50)
young plant ready to dispatch plant

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

Description:
Lovely evergreen shrubs 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. It has wider, glossy leaves and longer pink tinged white flowers. 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. S orientalis needs to be protected from cold winds and hard frosts. They sucker to form colonies and also superb as specimen plants, ground cover or low hedges when established.

Our seedlings make perfect present or are ideal for someone who does not mind to grow them a little before planting them out.  It may flower from 2016 onwards.

Plant growing type:
evergreen
Habit:
spreading small shrub
Size when mature in m:
100-120cm
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
W i n t e r
S p r i n g
S u m m e r
A u t u m n
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Flowering period:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fruiting period:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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:
5-10
Pot size:
8cm
Age in year:
1 (this shrub is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£3.50

Twitter
Tumblr
MySpace