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Botanical name: Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna
Other names: Sweet box
Species: S. hookeriana var. digyna - S. hookeriana var. digyna is a suckering, evergreen shrub with upright stems and narrow, mid-green leaves. In winter, it bears small clusters of tiny, fragrant, cream flowers, followed by small, black berries in summer.
Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna is: Evergreen
Flower: Cream in Winter
Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons
Fruit: Black in Summer
Fragrance: Flowers are sweetly fragrant
Habit: Bushy, Suckering
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest free.
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna (Sweet box) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Woodland, Foliage only, Drought Tolerant
Cultivation: Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well drained, humus-rich soil in deep or partial shade in a sheltered position. If soil remains moist during summer, it will tolerate a sunny position. Pollution and drought tolerant.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Shade|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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