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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna

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Common Name: Christmas Box, Sweet Box

Plant Family: Buxaceae

Useful for:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  evening twilight
Season of Interest:  Winter
Position/ Situation:  Dry Shade
Sun or Shade:  Part Shade to Full Shade
Flower Colour:  White
Scented flowers or leaves:  Scented Flowers
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Rabbit Resistant Plants
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus

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An evergreen suckering shrub with long tapered leaves, for dry shade or part-shade. It has white, very fragrant flowers in midwinter, followed by black berries. Grow where you can enjoy the scent or cut a few stems to bring indoors.


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