Sweet Box Sarcococca Confusa Hedging
Sarcococca confusa (Sweet Box)
Shiney dark green foliage staying immaculate all year, Sarcococca confusa produces highly scented, creamy white flowers from December until March bringing cheer and fragrance into the garden through the shortest Winter days. The flowers are followed by shiny black spherical berries.
These bushy shrubs are perfect for shady borders or containers and their dense bushy growth makes them a good plant for hedging or as an edging to paths and paved areas, in particular as a Box replacement. They are easily maintained at a height up to 75cm with a light trim after flowering to keep them dense and bushy.
We always recomend you plant at least one Sweet Box plant close to the house where the perfumed flowers can be appreciated.
Sarcococca confusa is an easy, low maintenance shrub. They really do thrive in shade rather than the sun, either moderate or dense shade is fine. Once established they are very tough and drought tolerant although they do appreciate a generous mulch in spring. This is also one of the few shrubs that grows well in damp shade.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.
How to grow Sarcococca confusa
Position: Partial, moderate or dense shade.
Foliage: Evergreen shrub, leaves stay on the shrub all year.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil, dry shade, damp shade.
Flowering time: Late Winter – Early Spring
Growth rate: slow
Ultimate height and spread 200cm high x 100cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim or prune if required after flowering, mulch in Spring