Christmas Box

sweetly scented, pure white blooms, contrasting with dark green glossy leaves


Sarcococca confusa
aka sweet box
  • evergreen shrub
  • dense, bushy growth
  • glossy, elliptic dark green leaves
  • clusters of fragrant, white flowers in winter
  • glossy, spherical, black berries to follow

H 2 m
W 1 m

shade or part shade

most soil types


Notes: Took several cuttings from London garden where it was growing in a dry shady corner. All potted up and growing well – will provide winter foliage and flower for the Potted Cottage garden