Fragrant Sweetbox (Sarcococca ruscifolia)

Fragrant Sweetbox (Sarcococca ruscifolia)

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Fragrant Sweetbox, also known as Sarcococca ruscifolia, is a compact, evergreen shrub with leathery leaves and tiny, fragrant creamy-white flowers in winter or spring. In the winter you can also have some beautifully eye catching red, purple, or black berries. These garden shrubs are a versatile plant able to grow in a variety of soil types, but they prefer a bushy habit. The dense foliage of these plants is ideal for dividing areas of the garden or creating boundary lines with an added touch of interest.
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Product TypePlant
Country Of OriginBritain
Weight35 kg
Latin NameSarcococca ruscifolia
Plant Type Evergreen
Plant Height including Pot80-100cm - 135cm
Container Size20 L
Rootball/Container Diameter 35 cm
Growth Size & HabitatGrowth height is up to 1m with a similar spread.
Growing Conditions

Full shade/part shade.

The ‘Fragrant Sweet Box’ thrives in a sheltered environment. It is well suited to planting on banks and slopes, and would look lovely in a wild / informal Cottage garden.

Soil Requirements

It is a versatile plant able to grow in a variety of soil types (chalk, sand, clay, loam).

pH levels (acid, alkaline, neutral).

Watering RequirementsEnsure you keep the soil moist throughout the warmer months before reducing the amount of water going into autumn, then remove it completely for winter.

The Fragrant Sweet Box is best left to its own device except for removal of unsightly shoots and deadheading (unless some shaping is required).

Remove any diseased branches.

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