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Sarcococca hookeriana Winter Gem

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C5, A8, Indoor
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C5, A8, Indoor
Size: 14cm
Available: 20
$/Unit (EX GST): $8.92 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $9.82 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Sarcococca hookeriana Winter Gem Himalayan Sweetbox, Sweet Box,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Spreading

Medium evergreen low-growing shrub with dark-green glossy foliage and fragrant small white flowers in Winter. Tough and tolerant of most conditions, it is especially valuable for shadier areas and is perfect for borders and containers, or as a low fragrant hedge. 'Winter Gem' features larger than average, glossy green leaves, with highly scented white flowers in Winter. Winter Gem will grow to 120cm over 10 + years and is great for bringing colour to your garden in the winter months.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: It is a very adaptable and reliable shrub that is easily grown in most situations including dense shade with very dry soil. It will also grow in full sun. Information & Images courtesy of Touch of Class Plants.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Buxaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate