Sarcococca hookeriana Winter Gem ('Pmoore03') (PBR)

2 litre pot £19.99
in stock - arrives before Christmas
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Buy Sarcococca hookeriana Winter Gem ('Pmoore03') (PBR) sweet box: Unbeatable winter scent

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: late winter and early spring
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A new hybrid form (S. hookeriana var. digyna 'Purple Stem' x S. hookeriana var. humilis), which has inherited the best qualities of both its parents. It has larger than average leaves, which are a glossy, rich green and highly scented white flowers in winter that are followed by spherical, glossy, red berries that ripen to black. Tough and tolerant of most conditions, it is especially valuable for shadier areas.

  • Garden care: If necessary after flowering lightly trim or prune back shoots that spoil the plant's symmetry. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant.

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Good in a dry shady site

4

It's taken well I a difficult dry shady site.

Stuart

Essex

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I would buy this plant again

5

Really good plants to have in the Italian Terrace pots by the front door over winter

Prof

Suffolk

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Fast growing attractive plant

5

I planted one of these a year ago in a pot by the back door and it has grown well, in fact I am going to have to put it in the ground before it outgrows the pot. Shiny leaves, cheerful appearance.

hertsgardener

Herts

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lovely plant

5

This plant looks lovely in a mixed border and has survived the scorching sun.

Heather

Essex

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lovely plant

5

Great for shade and bought for its scent. A really good variety of hookeriana

nosey

Glasgow

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May be OK - it's a gamble

2

Bought two. One has put on new growth and is now flowering so seems OK. The second, planted 1.5 metres away has survived, but no new growth after 1 year and has a couple of flowers. Doesn't look at all strong. I'll see how it does during the growing season, but may have to be replaced. Not reliable plants. All a bit of a gamble. Not recommended.

Nickname

Essex

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Hello, I'm keen to plant a sarcoccoca next to our driveway for it's fantastic winter scent, however it's south facing. It will have company from a couple of hollies, acca sellowiana, and a small rowan tree, should I risk it, or not?

greylady

Hello, These do tend to get a bit scorched if they get too hot, however as you already have other plants there that will cast a little shade, I suspect it will be OK provided it gets shade during the hottest part of the day.

Helen

Hi Helen, why is my Sarcococca going yellow & dropping its leaves ?

Gin

Hello, This can be caused by a number of things, however the most likely causes are either too much or too little water.

Helen

Can this be planted in a very large tall pot.

Falcon

Hello, Yes, provided it is kept well fed and watered it should be fine.

Helen

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