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Sarcococca Hookeriana Var. Digyna (Sweet Box)

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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna (sweet box)

Sarcococca Hookeriana Var. Digyna (Sweet Box)


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Position: partial to deep shade
Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well- drained soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing to average Flowering period: December to March Flower colour: creamy-white
Other features: the flowers are followed by spherical, black or blue-black berries
Hardiness: fully hardy
Clusters of small, creamy-white, tassel-like flowers and slender, mid- to dark green leaves. This compact, thicket-forming shrub is perfect for planting below a window, close to an entrance or path. Excellent evergreen groundcover for a moist, shady spot, the unassuming flowers are deceptive - their vanilla-like scent is one of the headiest winter fragrances.Garden care: In late-winter or early-spring lightly trim or prune back shoots that spoil the plant's symmetry. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant.

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