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Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis (Fragrant sarcococca)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis

Other names

Fragrant sarcococca

Genus

Sarcococca Sarcococca

Species

S. ruscifolia var. chinensis - S. ruscifolia var. chinensis is a small, evergreen shrub with small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers and dark red berries.


Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Bushy

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis (Fragrant sarcococca) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m 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. If soil remains moist during summer, it will tolerate a sunny position. Pollution and drought tolerant.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis

Other names

Fragrant sarcococca

Genus

Sarcococca Sarcococca

Species

S. ruscifolia var. chinensis - S. ruscifolia var. chinensis is a small, evergreen shrub with small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers and dark red berries.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Bushy


Colour

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis (Fragrant sarcococca) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m 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. If soil remains moist during summer, it will tolerate a sunny position. Pollution and drought tolerant.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

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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