Sarcococca hookeriana 'Purple Stem'
Christmas Box, Sweet Box. A dwarf suckering shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant pink-tinged, white flowers in winter followed by dark blue-black fruit. Height 60cm. Spread 1m. Flower colour White. Flowers from January to February. Fruit colour Blue, Black. Fruits from March Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Shelter from cold drying winds. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.
- Common names: sweet box 'Purple Stem', Sarcococca hookeriana 'Purple Stem', Christmas Box 'Purple Stem
Succeeds in any fertile, well drained soil, especially happy in chalk. Pruning not necessary.
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