Sarcococca ruscifolia var chinensis 'Dragon Gate'
  • Sarcococca ruscifolia var chinensis 'Dragon Gate'

Sarcococca ruscifolia var chinensis 'Dragon Gate'

£18.95

(Sweet Box) Sarcococca ruscifolia var chinensis 'Dragon Gate' A splendid Chinese shrub with fairly narrow, lance-shaped dark green leaves and masses of sweetly scented white flowers in winter.

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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).


  • 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, as this plant is not completely hardy we will not replace a Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate'.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Honey Fungus Resistant, To grow in a pot, Evergreen, Scented, Flowering Season - Winter (December - February), Rare and Unusual

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