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Can anyone identify this plant please?


By Junie

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

I have been given this shrub, grown from a cutting, apparently it has a strong scent, its name, eventual size and preferred position would be much appreciated. Thanks




Looks like a Sarcococca. It likes a position in half sun in free drained, moisture retentive soils with plenty of organic stuff added like leaf mould or compost. The common name is Christmas Box as the very sweetly scented flowers appear from mid winter through to early spring.

18 Jul, 2009


thanks so much for your prompt reply. i love this site

18 Jul, 2009


From the look of it it's probably Sarcococca hookeriana. I've got some by my back door. Amazing scent in winter.

18 Jul, 2009

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