Sarcococca ruscifolia
Sarcococca ruscifolia
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Sarcococca ruscifolia

£15.00

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Features

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Sarcococca ruscifolia is an apparently unassuming, compact evergreen shrub that comes into its own in the winter. Pretty, but inconspicuous white flowers appear in December with a remarkably sweet and lovely fragrance, and are followed by attractive (inedible) red berries which will stay on the branches until spring.
Insights

Plant close to an entrance or along a path to best appreciate the scent. Tough and reliable, it is an excellent plant for ground cover, especially on awkward slopes and banks; it also copes well with dry shade and urban pollution.

Details
  • Flowers: December - March
  • Hardy
Planting
  • All soil types
  • North, South, East or West aspect
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • Sheltered
Care

Prune in spring after flowering to retain shape.

Scent

Sweet vanilla fragrance.

Scented Garden