Sarcococca hookeriana var digyna - established plant
  • Sarcococca hookeriana var digyna - winter flowers
  • Sarcococca hookeriana var digyna - mature plant
  • Sarcococca hookeriana var digyna - established plant

Sarcococca hookeriana var digyna


(Sweet Box) Sarcococca hookeriana  var digyna is a densely branching small to medium sized, evergreen shrub grown for its superb display of white scented flowers in winter. 

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Known for its beautifully fragrant white flowers with pale pink stamens in February, Sarcococca hookeriana  var digyna  is a handsome evergreen shrub. The leaves are mid to dark green in colour and more narrow than those of the similar Sarcococca confusa.

Sarcococca hookeriana  var digyna 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.

  • Position: Sun or shade.
  • Soil: Moist, well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: December - March.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Sarcococca hookeriana  var digyna grows to be a small or eventually medium sized, densely branching, rounded shrub. Can be pruned to shape if required.
    • Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
    • Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall), Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Evergreen, Flowering Season - Winter (December - February), Honey Fungus Resistant, Scented, To grow in a pot

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