Sweet Box Sarcococca Saligna Hedging
Sarcococca saligna (Sweet Box, Christmas Box)
A bushy rounded, clump forming evergreen shrub, this Sweet Box has attractive tapered dark green foliage, clusters of sweetly scented white flowers, often with a hint of purple-pink appear from mid Winter through until Spring. Later in the season shiny deep purple berries appear extending the period of interest into Summer.
Sarcococca saligna 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, they are a great source of structure, colour and fragrance during the Winter. This variety also makes perfect evergreen gound cover, slowly and surely colonising difficult shady areas where few other shrubs or garden plants will thrive.
Sarcococca saligna is an easy, low maintenance shrub. They 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. Like other varieties, this Sweet Box 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 saligna
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 100cm high x 200cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim or prune if required after flowering, mulch in Spring