Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna ‘Purple Stem’ is a lovely small evergreen better known as a form of Christmas Box with glossy box-like evergreen deep green leaves held on upright stems which when young have a deep purply brown colour. From early winter into spring clusters of tiny white beautifully fragrant flowers are produced along the stems even in the the worst of weather perfuming the garden with scents of summer. very hardy and easy to grow given dappled shade and fertile moisture retentive but not waterlogged soils. Like all Sarcococca can also be grown as a container plant ideally suited if you don’t have space to plant one, near the house so you can enjoy the fragrance entering or leaving home on a frosty morning or evening.