Sweet box, Christmas box
S. confusa – S. confusa is dense, bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic, tapered, dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant, white flowers in winter followed by glossy, spherical, black fruit.
Flowers are sweetly fragrant.
Bushy, Dense, Rounded
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
White in Winter
Dark-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Generally pest free.
Generally disease free.
Pruning group 8
Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings
Sarcococca confusa (Sweet box) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.
Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Woodland, Foliage only
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well drained, humus-rich soil in deep or partial shade. Tolerates full sun if the soil remains consistently moist. Pollution and drought tolerant. Shelter from cold, drying winds.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Shade
North, South, East, West