Also known as Sweet Box, Sarcococca confusa is shade-loving and winter-flowering. A bushy evergreen shrub with wavy-edged ovate leaves, it produces small but strongly-fragrant white stamen flowers in winter with gorgeous honey and vanilla undertones, which carry through to spring before being replaced by black, glossy berries.
Being evergreen Sarcococca confusa will add year-round interest to a border but will also grow well in pots. It is ideal for placing close to your home so that the lovely sweet fragrance can be enjoyed. This versatile and easy-to-grow shrub is also pollution tolerant making it a great option for urban or city gardens and it only reaches a height and spread is 2m x 1m, so is also suited to smaller gardens too.
Sarcococca confusa is remarkably hardy and will grow in a range of challenging conditions. It can even tolerate dry or deep shade, making it an excellent option for challenging north facing borders or shaded areas in general. It does however, prefer a sheltered spot if possible, with moist well-drained soil.
Overall Sarcococca confusa is very low maintenance, only needing a light trim to retain a pleasing shape once flowering has finished. Lightly trim to tidy the plant up if needed in late spring or early summer. A mulch or feed afterwards will be beneficial and help maintain plant health.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)IDelivery Time
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