Sarcococca 'Purple Stem'

From £6.99
9cm Pot grown plants
Delivery from early September
  • Suitable for planting in sunny and partially shaded locations
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
  • Fragrant
  • Winter flowering time
  • PURPLE foliage colour
  • WHITE flowering Colour

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Product Description

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna 'Purple Stem' (commonly known as Christmas Box or Sweet Box) is an amazingly easy to grow, dense and reliable evergreen. It has slender, tapering shiny green leaves flushed bronze and produces sweetly fragranced white flowers tinged bright pink at the base from December to February. After flowering, Christmas Box produces an abundance of attractive black berries. New shoots are flushed with an attractive dark purple-pink hue which gradually fades as the stems mature. Excellent in partial shade, even in drier soils. Height 1.2m, spread 2m. 9cm pot plants supplied.

Plant Size

Mature Height 120 cm
Mature Spread 200 cm

Planting Notes

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

Growing at a glance…

Annually, after flowering you can lightly remove any damaged branches.Ideal for ground cover if planted in groups. Plant where you will be able to appreciate the amazing fragrance.

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