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Sarcococca Hookeriana Var. Digyna 'Purple Stem' (Sweet Box)


Sarcococca Hookeriana Var. Digyna  'Purple Stem' (Sweet Box)

deliciously scented winter flowers


A suckering, evergreen shrub that gradually forms a dense thicket. The new shoots are flushed with an attractive dark purple-pink hue which gradually fades as the stems mature. The stems are clothed with slender, tapering, dark green leaves and in winter sweetly scented, pink-tinged, white flowers appear, which are followed by rounded blue-black fruit.


  • Position: partial to deep shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well- drained soil Rate of growth: slow-growing to average
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing to average
  • Flowering period: December to March
  • Flower colour: creamy-white
  • Other Features: the flowers are followed by spherical, black or blue-black berries
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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