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Sarcococca orientalis


Sarcococca orientalis

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Densely bushy shrub that can form suckers, with attractive dark green glossy leaves on tall arching stems. Small cream flowers produced in winter are fragrant and followed by black berries. Hardy in most soils though prefers a humus rich one. They are fantastic for dry shady sites. Will grow in the sun if given enough moisture. Very hardy to cold and frost. Introduced from Jiangxi in Eastern China by Roy Lancaster. long. Superb evergreen shrub ideal for planting near in a sheltered spot near a back door or frequently used path where the scent can be appreciated in the winter.

 
Genus
Sarcococca
Species   orientalis
Cultivar  

Common name
Sweet Box

Family name
Buxaceae
Place of origin
China


DETAILS
Height
70 cm
Width
70 cm
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type

Moisture

Exposure


Shrubs

Category
Dwarf, height 0.3 and 1 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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