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Sarcococca orientalis
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Information Only - An unusual, strong growing evergreen shrub with scented flowers in winter, introduced from Jiangxi in Eastern China by Roy Lancaster. The leaves are dark green, glossy and oval, sometimes quite large - up to 9 cm long. Masses of scented pink tinged white flowers appear on the branches in winter or very early spring.

Superb evergreen shrub ideal for planting near in a sheltered spot near a back door or frequently used path where the scent can be appreciated in the winter.

This plant is currently listed on our website for Information Only - Sadly it is not currently available for sale. From time to time we do have one or two of these available as young plants and you are more than welcome to enquire with our office on (01530) 413700 for further information.

  • Position: Warm and sheltered in sun or shade.
  • Soil: Moist, well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat Hardy. Sarcococca orientalis requires shelter from cold winter winds and benefits from protection in severe cold.
  • Flowering Period: December - March.
  • Flower Colour: Pink tinged white
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Sarcococca orientalis grows to be a small rounded shrub.
    • Height: 1 m (3 ft)
    • Spread: 1 m (5 ft)


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