Sarcococca confusa – Winter Box

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Sizes Supplied Item Price (£) + VAT Type
15-20cm 1.75 P9

Key: Type – P9 = Container Size | RB = Root Ball

Details / Key Facts

Sarcococca confusa – Winter Box is a sweetly scented, pure white flowers from December to March and lustrous, dark green leaves. This wonderful, winter-flowering, dense, evergreen shrub is perfect for a shady border or woodland garden. To fully appreciate the fabulous, vanilla-like fragrance plant in moist, well-drained soil close to an entrance or path. Copes well with dry shade and urban-pollution.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Winter Box
  • Botanical name: Sarcococca confusa
  • Group: Small Hedge 
  • Flowering time: Winter
  • Soil: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
  • Height and spread: 1.5-2.5 metres and 1-1.5 metres
  • Aspect: South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing. Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained humus-rich soil in shade. Full sun may be tolerated when planted in damp soil. Also tolerant of atmospheric pollution, dry shade and neglect

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or propagate by seed sown in containers outdoors in autumn or spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Ground Cover Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden


Winter Box, Sarcococca confusa are compact, sometimes suckering evergreen shrubs with simple, leathery leaves and tiny, fragrant creamy-white flowers in winter or spring, followed by red, purple or black berries which may persist into the following winter

Further Information
Winter Box, Sarcococca confusa is a bushy evergreen shrub to 2m, with glossy, deep green, wavy ovate leaves 3-5cm in length and, in winter, inconspicuous, very sweetly scented, creamy-white flowers, followed by glossy black berries


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