Sarcococca Confusa Christmas Box or Sweet Box
Winter/Early Spring Flowering S. confusa is a medium clump-forming shrub with erect shoots, glossy dark green leaves, fragrant pink-tinged white flowers in winter followed by blue-black fruit.
Flowering period is December to March
Grown in a 2 litre pot
Sarcococca belongs in all gardens. It may just be a simple unassuming small leaved glossy green evergreen. but it is reliable, hardy and most of all the fragrance is outstanding, flowering for a long time from December to March. This is the plant to lift your winter blues. Perfect for planting near your front door so you may enjoy the jasmine like fragrance as you come and go.
Smaller than S. confusa (1.5m) and more widely used is S. ruscifolia var chinensis Which flowers all up the stem . Ideal for edging is the compact S. humilis, perfect for low hedges . These have a similar growing habit to box plants and are often planted to similar effect for edging very sucesssfully.
Call the Nurseries direct if you are looking for an alternative variety as we stock far more varieties of plants than we list and more in season. We can often supply large specimin plants.