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Sarcococca confusaSweet Box, Christmas Box

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

FROM £9.99

88% (25 Reviews)

Powerful, honey-like fragrance

Enjoy winter colour and fragrance in your garden with this ever-popular, easy to grow shrub

With long lasting black berries

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Height Up to 200cm (78.7in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39.4in)

Hardy Shrub

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Sun or semi shadeDappled shadeShade

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Description

You can enjoy winter colour and fragrance in your garden with this ever-popular, easy to grow shrub, Sarcococca. The flowers of Sarcococca confusa might be inconspicuous, and hide beneath the leathery foliage, but you won't miss their powerful, honey-like fragrance. The flowers are followed by black berries, which stay on the plant for a long time.

Christmas Box is a versatile, evergreen shrub that needs little maintenance and can tolerate many different garden situations, especially difficult areas such as dry shade. A useful plant for shady borders or growing in large containers near to the home, where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Height: 2m (6.6'). Spread: 1m (39").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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2 x 7.5 Litre Potted Plants (TKA0534)

2 x 9cm Potted Plants (KA7593)

1 x 7.5 Litre Potted Plant (Height 40cm+) (KA0533)

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (Height 25cm+) (81827)

1 x 9cm Potted Plant (41227)

2 x 3 Litre Potted Plants (KA7655)

How to Grow
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.
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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 and unwanted suckers from the base of the plant.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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