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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilisChristmas Box, Dwarf Sweet Box

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews Video
Also known as the Christmas Box, this dwarf, suckering, evergreen shrub forms a neat carpet of glossy green leaves. More commonly used as groundcover, creamy-white flowers appear from November to May, filling the air around with a fragrance of honey-scented vanilla. Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis is included on the list of RHS plants for pollinators, so is sure to attract many birds and animals to your garden. Once established, it requires little maintenance and tolerates a wide range of conditions – even difficult spots in dry/shade. A useful plant for borders, shady woodlands and containers, or grown as a low, informal hedge. Height: 100cm (39”). Spread: 100cm (39”).

Cottage Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Specimen Plant


Full sun, Sun or semi shade, Dappled shade

Up to 100cm (39.4in)

Up to 100cm (39.4in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

RHS plants for pollinators

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

1 x 9cm sarcococca plant (T12394)
2 x 9cm sarcococca plants (T77328P)
1 x 3 litre potted sarcococca plant (T66451)
3 x 9cm sarcococca plants (T12395P)
2 x 3 litre potted sarcococca plants (T66943P)
6 x 9cm sarcococca plants (T77329P)
2 x 2 litre potted sarcococca plants (T66942P)

Flowering Months
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.
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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