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Sarcococca ruscifolia (Large Plant)

Christmas Box, Dwarf Sweet Box

Hardy Shrub

Similar to other Sarcococca's, ruscifolia reaches its peak in the middle of winter, boasting small white flowers with a backdrop of glossy, dark, evergreen foliage. Perfect for groundcover in conditions which other shrubs struggle to tolerate, this Christmas Box will fill the air with a strong scent of sweet vanilla in January and February. Small scarlet berries appear after flowering providing even more interest in the winter garden. Once established, requires little maintenance and will grow where other plants and shrubs often struggle. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 80cm (31").


Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
January, February, March, April, May, November, December
full sun, sun or semi shade, dappled shade, shade
    • 1 x 2 litre potted sarcococca plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted sarcococca plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £19.99
Grow sarcococca in any moist, well drained garden soil in a sheltered position, in semi-shade or shade. Christmas box will tolerate full sun provided that the soil remains moist. Alternatively grow sarcococca plants in patio containers using soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
Feed and water regularly until young shrubs become established. Once established, Sarcococca will require little attention and often thrives on neglect. Pruning is not required other than to shape the plant if required, and to remove any unwanted suckers from the base of the plant.

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