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Re: Please help identify this autumn flowering highly scented shrub

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Peter, one suggestion already in from our social media

"Looks like Christmas Box shrub, Sarcococca confusa to me."

"The flower is wrong for Sarcococca confusa on looking at it again."

" Eleagnus ebbingei"

"Actually it’s an elaeagnus x ebbingei"


Hope that helps? Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Tue. 29th October 2019 10:15

Re: Can anyone identify this plant?

Message from Maia Hall

In forum: Identify a plant

If it has small heavily scented cream flowers in the winter months, reminiscent of lily of the valley it could be Sarcococca confusa or "christmas box". Its foliage is lighter than I would expect, usually a deeper green, but maybe a cultivar.

  • Posted: Fri. 14th April 2017 18:19

Re: Re: Re: Re: sarcococca confusa

Message from Jane

In forum: Sarcococca confusa

Thanks Angie. I raised the pots onto pot 'feet' and it seems to have done the trick. The plants are definitely looking to be on the mend. Thank you for the advice. Jane

  • Posted: Sun. 11th November 2012 17:00

Re: Re: Re: sarcococca confusa

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Sarcococca confusa

Thanks for posting your pics.
I tend to think that drainage is the issue - I am unable to see from your picture if the pots are raised from the ground - if they are not - then you need to provide either pot feet or a couple of bricks to do this.
You may also like to investigate if your plants have become pot bound. If this is the case you will need to provide a larger container and plant up with suitable fresh compost. Consider using a suitable slow release pellet feed in your pots. Although if you pot up into fresh compost you shouldn't need to worry about that this year.
It's also worth while considering to replace the top few inches of compost every year in springtime - this also adds nutrients and you can tell if your plants are becoming too large for the container.

  • Posted: Sun. 7th October 2012 16:28

Re: Re: sarcococca confusa

Message from Jane

In forum: Sarcococca confusa

They have been in for over 2 years and there are 2 pots. Each container has 1 Sarcococca & 1 Skimmia planted together. There is definitely drainage in the bottom but over time it could have become blocked and waterlogged. I have included pics but after I had removed a lot of the yellow leaves from the Skimmia. Thanks for your help.

  • Posted: Sat. 6th October 2012 16:47

Re: sarcococca confusa

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Sarcococca confusa

Can I ask how long these plants have been in the container? Is each plant in a separate pot or planted together?
Is there a chance that the pots could be waterlogged - eg not enough drainage or no drainage holes in the bottom?
Sorry for the questions but the answers may help to find a cause to your problem. If possible a photo of your plants may also be helpful.

  • Posted: Sat. 6th October 2012 15:25

sarcococca confusa

Question from Jane

In forum: Sarcococca confusa

I have 2 Sarcococca confusa planted in pots with Skimmia japonica and the leaves of all 4 plants are turning a sickly yellow. The Sarcococcas have black berries and there does appear to be new growth coming through on the bare stems. I have fed with a liquid feed for acid loving plants. Do you have any other advice please?

  • Posted: Sat. 6th October 2012 08:35

Plants for winter fragrance

Comment from Nicola

In forum: My Favourite Plant

Hi - These are Hillier Nurseries best choices for winter fragrance

Mahonia Resplendent with yellow, scented flowers in mid-winter, mahonias are sure to brighten the dullest of winter mornings and will lighten the shadiest spot in any garden

Sarcococca confusa An unassuming treasure in the winter garden for its glossy green leaves and its dense and spreading habit. The fragrant, white winter flowers are followed by black shiny fruit. This plant never gets too big, grows in any soil and is excellent under trees.

Hamamelis The scent of witch hazel is one of the highlights of the winter garden.

Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' This is the ultimate purchase for a delicious scent in the winter garden.

Hope you enjoy them! Hillier has also written a Gardener's Guide to the Winter Garden.

  • Posted: Sat. 5th December 2009 13:52

Shade tolerant plants with scent and summer flowers.

Message from Matt Nichol

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Wendy

With the wide end I would use the opportunity to give some height, what goes up generally goes out, so something like Viburnum'Summer Snowflake' would give you a lovely structure at one end which you could underplant with early flowering ground cover or bulbs. Three medium sized evergreens like Skimmia, Sarcococca confusa, Pieris or Daphne 'Argentiomarginata' would give some lower structure taking you down in height to maybe some perennials or sedges, like Hemerocallis or Carex buchanii Then at the end you could go back up again in height with an accent plant like a Phormium 'Tricolour' underplanted with ground cover like Polygonum Dargeling Red. A climber on the wall like Parthenocissus henryana would be self clinging and easy to keep in check.

This would give you a complete change to what you had before, lots of seasonal interest , just as easy to look after as a conifer and much more interesting.

Matt Nichol MSGD

  • Posted: Wed. 8th April 2009 19:47