Sweet box flowers are plant ninjas - almost invisible, easily unnoticed, until their powerful sweet fragrance creeps up on you and fills your nostrils with delight. When it's not flowering, Sarcoccoa is a handsome dark green hedging shrub that tolerates air pollution and dry shade, and provides an elegant backdrop to showy summer flowers.
DESCRIPTION: Bushy evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Tiny, sweetly scented cream flowers in winter, followed by shiny red-black berries. USE IN: Hedging and screening, formal gardens and containers, winter gardens, urban street-side gardens, for its fragrance. LOCATION: Plant in part shade to full shade in fertile moist soil. Will grow in dry shade; in sunny situations will need regular watering. Tolerates most soil types. Very frost hardy once established. CARE: Mulch and water well when planting. Continue to water regularly for the first 12 weeks or until the plant is established. Fertilise during Spring and prune as required to maintain form. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2 m H x 1.5 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide