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Sarcococca (any variety) (Sweet box (any variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sarcococca (any variety)

Other names

Sweet box (any variety)

Genus

Sarcococca Sarcococca

Variety or Cultivar

Sarcococca (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Sarcococca (Sweet box), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Sarcococca (any variety) are dense, rounded or thicket-forming, evergreen shrubs with upright stems bearing leathery, glossy, oblong, elliptic, or lance-shaped, dark green leaves, and in winter or spring, clusters of tiny, fragrant, sometimes pink-flushed, cream or white flowers followed by spherical, black or red fruit.


Sarcococca (any variety) is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Rounded, Suckering, Upright

Flower

Cream, White in Spring; Cream, White in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. After flowering, trim or prune back any shoots that spoil shape.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Sarcococca (any variety) (Sweet box (any variety)) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 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. Tolerates full sun if the soil remains moist during summer. Tolerates pollution, drought, and neglect.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Sarcococca (any variety)

Other names

Sweet box (any variety)

Genus

Sarcococca Sarcococca

Variety or Cultivar

Sarcococca (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Sarcococca (Sweet box), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Sarcococca (any variety) are dense, rounded or thicket-forming, evergreen shrubs with upright stems bearing leathery, glossy, oblong, elliptic, or lance-shaped, dark green leaves, and in winter or spring, clusters of tiny, fragrant, sometimes pink-flushed, cream or white flowers followed by spherical, black or red fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Rounded, Suckering, Upright


Colour

Flower

Cream, White in Spring; Cream, White in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. After flowering, trim or prune back any shoots that spoil shape.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sarcococca (any variety) (Sweet box (any variety)) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 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. Tolerates full sun if the soil remains moist during summer. Tolerates pollution, drought, and neglect.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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