Christmas Box, Sweet Box. A dense, bushy suckering, evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of small, very fragrant, white flowers with cream coloured anthers in winter followed by glossy black fruit. Height 1.5 m. Spread 1m. Flowers from January to February. Hardy, shade tolerant. Shelter from cold drying winds.
- Foliage: Evergreen
- Habit: Bushy
- Fragrance: Flower
- Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
- Aspect: South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
- Exposure: Sheltered, partial to deep shade
- Eventual Size: 1.5m
- Soil: Moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Other features: White flowers are followed by round black berries
- Common Names: Christmas Box and Sweet Box
Succeeds in any fertile, well drained soil, especially happy in chalk. Pruning not necessary.
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