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Christmas box (Sarcococca Confusa)


By Shazia

United Kingdom

My plant is yellowing - the pictures I see of this plant are dark green - please help



Need a little more information to help you Shazia.
What is your soil like or have you got it in a pot?
Where is it growing, sun, shade?
How much have you watered, if at all?
How long have you had it and if it is a recent purchase where from?

4 Oct, 2008


I don't know if the same applies but when my common box looked unhealthy, grown in a pot, my local garden centre told me to water it with "miracle gro" plant food, it is in granule form, a strange blue colour, but it worked and now my box, I have a few, all look dark green again. Hope this helps. Janet

5 Oct, 2008


Sarcococca seem a bit temperamental . I can grow S. confusa but sarcococca hookerianum humilis. has stayed in a pot for 2 years with hardly any growth, The S. confusa are in same pots and situation. looking fresh and green Confusa has broader leaves than hookerianum.Strangely they are both showing flower buds. . I wondered if you had the right one. I have decided to get some Miracle Grow for my Invalids.

5 Oct, 2008


Thank you all for your comments

The christmas box has very recently been planted in a pot, prior to that it was in the same pot that it came in when I bought it from the garden centre (Wyevale) for maybe 6 months - (naughty I know) -

it appears to have some buds on it - current position is north- facing , have watered - for a while maybe too much watering -

I will try the miracle gro - haven't fed it at all

I have a sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna in the border same north-facing position, garden on clay soil
It appears to be doing well - they are slow growing though (should they be?)

5 Oct, 2008


They are very slow growing. They also like the shade, so North facing is fine. Mine is in clay soil and seems quite happy.

5 Oct, 2008

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