Sarcococca hookeriana var.humilis

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Sarcococca hookeriana var.humilis is another form of ‘Christmas Box’ slighty more compact than its cousins perfect for planting at the front of a border rarely growing more than 60cm high. With dense deep green glossy leaves and compact sometimes suckering habit this Sarcococca can also be clipped like Sarcococca confusa into a low hedge much as would use Buxus before the dreaded box bright ruined all ideas of planting Buxus sempervirens , the ‘Common Box’ Like all Sarcococca 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.


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