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Sarcococca - 'Dragon's Gate' (Christmas Box)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Winter), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Sarcococca:

  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Suitable for planting in full shade
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Sarcococca

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Sarcococca:

  • Provides scented winter blossom
  • Evergreen shrub suitable suitable for training up a wall
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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