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Thank you GoY

Im sorry to say I cant remember who it was that recommended this 'christmas box' it may have been more than one person.
I bought a tiny plant this spring, the plant has now tripled in size and at the bottom of it I found these beautiful shiny berries. I love it ~ so whoever you were that said it was worth having, thank you ~ i totally agree.



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Very nice,Sticki..I don't have one,so it wasn't me..a process of elimination now..that's one off the huge list !
Do you know how big it gets eventually? Dependant on that,as to whether I buy one or not,in the future..

19 Dec, 2011

 

no i dont but perhaps i can just cut it a little? i have a feeling karensusan has one but im sure it was someone else as well that said it was a good plant.

anyway, thank you to whoever it was.

19 Dec, 2011

 

That's really pretty. Useful for this time of year, too. What is the botanical name so I can look out for it in the GCs?

19 Dec, 2011

 

i think its this oji

Genus: Sarcococca
Species: hookeriana

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/828.shtml

19 Dec, 2011

 

Thank you, Sticki. I will look out for one of those, definitely.

19 Dec, 2011

 

It wasn't me Sticki but it's lovely, nice shiny leaves and the berries are so dark.

19 Dec, 2011

 

the photo doesnt really do it justice sheila, the berries are surprisingly shiny.

19 Dec, 2011

 

I have just typed Christmas box in the search box,at the top of the page..and read comments from GOY members,or you can look in Goypedia ..at Sarcococca.Lots of info and pics.:o)

19 Dec, 2011

 

thanks bloomer, i didnt think of that!

19 Dec, 2011

 

Neither did I for a while,Sticki..duh..!..just a delayed reaction in the grey matter..:o))

19 Dec, 2011

 

;-))

19 Dec, 2011

 

Very Pretty Sticki :)

19 Dec, 2011

 

Wow, aren't they lovely? I have three actually...the oldest one is about five years old and about 3' high, but it has been moved about 5 times so that has stunted it somewhat! I have two others that are just babies, but they do grow well and the scent in the winter is gorgeous! They are all different kinds....hookeriana 'digyna', confusa and ruscifolia. Hookeriana digyna is the prettiest, but also the slowest growing for me here..it has finer foliage with purple-pink hues on the stems, flowers and new growth. It grows to 1.5m The other two are much greener. Confusa grows to 2m, and ruscifolia to only 50cm. and 80cm wide so it's good for evergreen ground cover. They are definitely worth growing for their evergreen foliage, winter flowers and beautiful scent. :)) oh, and they grow in shade too!

20 Dec, 2011

 

Really pretty :)

20 Dec, 2011

 

I think you were one of the people who mentioned it before Karen, thank you, I'm not actually sure which one mine is, the new growth is quite bright green, have to look and see if I still have the label?

Thanks pixi.

20 Dec, 2011

 

Yes, it certainly looks like confusa to me in this photo, but I'm no expert on these..but my confusa leaves are quite bright green too. None of mine are in flower yet, but they have lots of buds on. Usually, at this time of year you would get berries and flowers at the same time....a bit like you do with Arbutus unedo.

20 Dec, 2011

 

A lovely shrub Sticki, looks lovely and healthy too, very Christmassy, one to go on my want list for 2012;0)

20 Dec, 2011

 

i found the label, it was 3 for £10 at B and Q and its a Sarcococca Christmas Box Confusa

like Karen says it is quite bright green and has little tiny buds at the end of the stems, the lovely berries are all at the bottom of the plant ~ presumably on last years growth where the flowers were in the spring. sweet little thing, im really pleased i got it.

20 Dec, 2011

 

I have one of these too, mine is in a Ali baba shaped pot so I dont seem to get berries just highly scented minute flowers which smell like hyacinth to me, gorgeous.

21 Dec, 2011

 

has to be a good value plant i think!!

21 Dec, 2011

 

Enjoyed reading this Sticki....I too was recommended Christmas Box a while back but didn't get round to buying one...YET!!!
I'm hoping that Santa brings me some vouchers on Sunday - then I can get busy planning for springtime.
Happy Xmas xx

21 Dec, 2011

 

i hope you get them scottish ~ have you been a good girl?

21 Dec, 2011

 

I think it might have been me Stickie, and I remember you asking me how long I'd had mine.Thought I'd show my face, what do you think! lol.

23 Dec, 2011

 

It must have been Rose and lots of grateful thanks, it's lovely.

Nice avatar!

23 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks stickie.Did you enjoy your time with your family?

23 Dec, 2011

 

i had a lovely time with the boys and their wives, thank you rose.

23 Dec, 2011



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