BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - Sarcococca - Sarcococca ruscifolia var chinensis 'Dragon Gate'


Information Only - A splendid Chinese shrub with fairly narrow, lance-shaped dark green leaves and masses of sweetly scented white flowers in winter. Fairly slow growing with us, Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate' will grow to be a compact, small shrub in time.

Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate' is suitable in size for even the smallest of gardens and a particularly good choice of shrub for an area near a door where the flowers fragrance can be appreciated, it will also grow well in a large container or pot (if the pot is protected through the winter).

This plant is currently listed on our website for Information Only - While we have grown this plant before, sadly it is not currently available for sale.

  • Position: Warm and sheltered in sun or shade.
  • Soil: Moist, well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate' requires protection from cold winter winds and usually grows best in mild, Southern Counties of the UK. May require protection in severe cold!
  • Flowering Period: December - March.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: slow.
  • Habit: Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate' grows to be a small, compact shrub.
    • Height: 60 cm (2 ft)
    • Spread: 60 cm (2 ft)
  • Notes: Please be aware that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will not replace a Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate' which is damaged or killed in the winter by cold or a late spring frost.


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