Sarcococca Winter Gem
0.5m ht x 0.5m sp
5-10 years until maturity
‘Winter Gem’ is an upright, dense, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and, from late winter into spring, clusters of red buds opening to tiny, strongly fragrant, white flowers. Flowers are followed by black fruit in summer and autumn.
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem'
Sweet box 'Winter Gem', Christmas box 'Winter Gem', Sarcococca hookeriana 'Pmoore03'
Variety or Cultivar
'Winter Gem' _ 'Winter Gem' is an upright, dense, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and, from late winter into spring, clusters of red buds opening to tiny, strongly fragrant, white flowers. Flowers are followed by black fruit in summer and autumn.
Flowers are sweetly fragrant.
Compact, Dense, Upright
White in Spring; White in Winter
Dark-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Generally pest free.
Generally disease free.
Pruning group 8. After flowering, trim or prune back any shoots that spoil shape.
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem' (Sweet box 'Winter Gem') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.
Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Woodland, Foliage only, Drought Tolerant
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well drained, humus-rich soil in deep or partial shade in a sheltered position. Tolerates full sun if soil is consistently moist. Pollution, neglect, and drought tolerant.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Shade
North, South, East, West