Sarcococca hookeriana humilis (Christmas Box)

£6.99

Sarcococca hookeriana humilis (Christmas Box)

Each

(Code H9530)

£6.99

Pack of 3

(Code H9531)

£13.98
Commonly known as the 'Christmas Box' or 'Sweet Box', Sarcococca hookeriana humilis is a dense and reliable evergreen shrub which is also incredibly simple to grown, making it a firm favourite of novice and experienced gardeners alike. Flowering between December and February, the Sarcococca hookeriana humilis produces lush, leathery foliage, and small white flowers renowned for their delicate vanilla aroma. produces lush, leathery foliage, and small white flowers renowned for their delicate vanilla aroma. After flowering, this compact and hardy shrub will also yield an abundance of shiny black berries, much to the delight of hungry birds, making it the perfect plant for attracting wildlife to the winter garden. Due to its high tolerance for shade, the Sarcococca hookeriana humilis is a perfect addition to a shady border or woodland garden, and can even flourish in drier soils. Grows to a mature height of 50cm and spread of 80cm. 9cm pot grown plant supplied.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Winter
Flower Colour WHITE
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Fragrant
    scented
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied Pot grown plant
Delivery Delivery within 28 days

Key Product Information

Delivery within 28 days

Season Interest

Winter

Flower Colour

WHITE

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

Pot grown plant

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 50cm
Mature Spread 80cm
Plant Spacing 60cm
Height Supplied 15cm
Plant Spacing

60cm

Height Supplied

15cm

Mature Height

50cm

Mature Spread

80cm

Planting Plant in well dug prepared soil, and add a little manure or organic matter if possible.
Soil Type Well drained, light and acid soil
Pruning Annually, after flowering
Planting

Plant in well dug prepared soil, and add a little manure or organic matter if possible.

Soil Type

Well drained, light and acid soil

Pruning

Annually, after flowering

Ideal for ground cover if planted in groups. Plant where you will be able to appreciate the amazing fragrance.
Prune Sarcococca plants annually, after flowering you can lightly remove any damaged branches.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Winter
    Flower Colour WHITE
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Fragrant
      scented
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied Pot grown plant
    Delivery Delivery within 28 days

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    Pot grown plant

    Delivery within 28 days

    Season Interest

    Winter

    Flower Colour

    WHITE

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 50cm
    Mature Spread 80cm
    Plant Spacing 60cm
    Height Supplied 15cm
    Height Supplied

    15cm

    Mature Height

    50cm

    Mature Spread

    80cm

    Plant Spacing

    60cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Plant in well dug prepared soil, and add a little manure or organic matter if possible.

    Soil Type

    Well drained, light and acid soil

    Pruning

    Annually, after flowering

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Ideal for ground cover if planted in groups. Plant where you will be able to appreciate the amazing fragrance.
    Prune Sarcococca plants annually, after flowering you can lightly remove any damaged branches.
  • Video planting guides