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Sarcoccoca Winter Gem
(Sweet Box)

£15.00 £12.75

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Great for wildlife
February - March
50cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy
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Sarcoccoca ‘Winter Gem’, also known as Sweet Box is one of the best evergreen shrubs for winter fragrance. Delicate white flowers appear in February/March and are followed by small black fruits. This beautiful shrub is very hardy and will tolerate being grown in both sunny or shady areas of the garden. Grow it near an entrance where you can enjoy the scent every time you walk past.

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Sarcococcas are very easy to look after, and rarely need much in the way of care and attention once established. Plant in a sheltered position in sun or shade in any moist, but well-drained soil. Water plants well in the first year or so, while they are establishing. Thereafter, plants in the ground are only likely to need watering during prolonged periods of very dry weather, unless the soil is very light and very well-drained. Feed every spring with a balanced fertiliser. Those suitable for Camellias and Rhododendrons are a good choice, especially in alkaline soils. Prune after flowering to maintain shape.      

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