The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Sarcocca Hookeriana

amy

By Amy


Sarcocca Hookeriana

Lots of black berries on this



Comments on this photo

 

What a wonderful shrub with those colours and black berries setting off the lovely coloured folliage.

27 Nov, 2009

 

Plenty of black berries on there, like the leaves aswell

27 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Morgana / Carole it has tiny little white flowers in the summer with such an amazing scent ........

27 Nov, 2009

 

Thats brill.....

27 Nov, 2009

 

Amy I`ve just bought a Sarcococca Confusa I think the leaves on yours look a lighter green, but as mine is still a tiny one as yet I cant really tell.

27 Nov, 2009

 

Very nice Amy, It doesnt get too big either , does it?

27 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

The leaves on mine seem to be slightly lighter one side than the other Stroller , i'm not sure why ! I will keep an eye on it .....
I don't think they grow much more than 3ft Dawn this this is only about 18" ...

27 Nov, 2009

 

That's unusual. I've never seen this plant

28 Nov, 2009

 

Never seen the berries on this one, but smelt the lovely flowers, think the one I've seen must be different variety as it flowers winter time (christmas box).

28 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I remember us bringing this home in the car , we couldn't believe how overpowering the scent was that the tiny flowers were giving off ... If it was a huge shrub the scent would fill the garden ........ I don't know what the one is that flowers in the winter Kathy .. !

28 Nov, 2009

 

We went to Hodsock Priory must have been february time Amy to see snowdrops, there was a whole hedge of it the smell was as you say overpowering, couldn't see where it was coming from at first then realised it was these tiny flowers, remember the label near it said sarcococca (christmas box) .Will have to search it in google :-)

28 Nov, 2009

 

oooowww Amy, I'm quite excited, after seeing your beautiful plant, I spotted one this morning on my walk with Bonnie - lucky I had a plastic bag in my pocket, wink

28 Nov, 2009

 

Lol Dawn :-)

28 Nov, 2009

 

Could you have resisted Kathy? lol.
There was a nice small shrub next to it with black berries - looks like a cotoneaster but I dont think it is one, I think is has orange flowers earlier in the year - do you know the one I mean?

28 Nov, 2009

 

These berries remind me of blackcurrants!

28 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Dawn ..LOL... I hope it ' Takes ' for you .... :o) I thought the other shrub with orange flowers and then black berries sounded like a Berberis Darwinii .... but that dosn't really look like a cotoneaster , I don't know about that Dawn ...........

I'm pleased that you know what the scent is like Kathy , isn't it gorgeous ? ...

The berries are the size of Blackcurrants PG ... I wouldn't like to try eating them !

28 Nov, 2009

 

What a coincidence Amy that I saw your plant only a few yards up the road, lol.
I've just googled Berbeis Darwinii and your are correct!!! Clever girl. On my second walk with Bonnie (no, I didnt, lol) I had another look at this plant and I noticed the tiny leaves were the shape of holly, so you were spot on. Going on the wish list ....

28 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Oh I am pleased Dawn , not that you didn't ( it was probably to prickly for you ..LOL ) but that it is what it was ! I have one outside not far from my back door and when it sheds some of it's little prickly leaves they tread inside and cling to things ...LOL...

28 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

By the way Dawn Long tailed tit love nesting in Berberis .... they are safe in the prickles .....

28 Nov, 2009

 

Aww Amy, an even more important reason to get one them. It did look pretty prickly. The shrub I saw was quite small but had a real thick trunk on it, I would guess its been there for years. I love these shrubs that flower earlier in the year and then berry in the autumn.

28 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I do to Dawn , it's like getting two for one .. :o)

I'm off now . , i'm putting chestnuts on the fire . :o)

28 Nov, 2009

 

Woooo, very nice, enjoy!

28 Nov, 2009

 

A lovely crop of berries Amy, Ive heard about the beautiful perfume from this plant before, its one that I will remember and try to track down next year.

30 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I think I bought this one by accident because it was in a bunch of others going cheap .. pure luck as I didn't know what I was getting , I hope you find one Carole :o)

30 Nov, 2009

 

This is another great shrub, and as you say perfume is so strong.

30 Nov, 2009



Comment on this photo


Pictures by all members
168998 of 272442

  • Dsc_0008
  • Pink_perpetue_nov_09

What else?

View photos by Amy

Members who like this photo

  • Sid
    Sid

    Gardening with friends since
    29 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    3 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Jul, 2008

  • uma
    Uma

    Gardening with friends since
    28 Oct, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    12 Jan, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Jan, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Jan, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    25 Aug, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Apr, 2008