10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna is a small evergreen shrub in the Buxaceae family. It has green or purplish stems that produce mid-green, narrow leaves. In late winter it bears clusters of very fragrant, creamy white flowers which develop into black berries. It has a suckering habit and flowers in the winter. This plant may tolerate full sun if the soil is consistently damp. This variety is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Generally pest and disease free.
Generally not harvested by flowering stems can be cut for floral arrangements.
In autumn sow seeds in pots and provide winter protection in a cold frame. Or sow in Spring.
Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Attracts useful insects
This low maintenance plant can be used to provide ground cover on banks and slopes. It is tolerate of dry shade, atmospheric pollution and neglect.