Sweet Box Sarcococca Winter Gem Hedging

Sarcococca Winter Gem (Sweet Box, Christmas Box)

This beautiful variety is a cross between ‘Purple Stem’ and humilis with all the good qualities from both parents. Neat, tidy and compact with deep green evergreen foliage, the young stems have an attractive purple flush to them setting of the highly fragrant pink tinged, white flowers. This immaculate little shrub is in flower from December through until March, filling the garden with its fragrance. As the flowers finally pass, spherical red berries appear and finally ripen to black continuing the season of interest right through until Summer. Despite being such a dainty, beautiful and fragrant plant, this is a very tough and hardy little shrub.

Sarcococca Winter Gem 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 50cm 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 Winter Gem 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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Potted Hedging

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.

Sweet Box Sarcococca Winter Gem Potted Hedging 8/12in 20/30cm

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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How to grow Sarcococca Winter Gem
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 50cm high x 50cm wide.

Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim or prune if required after flowering, mulch in Spring

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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