Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ (Christmas Box)

EAN: 8718432984639


A sweetly fragrant, evergreen shrub with a mass of tiny white flowers in winter.

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Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ is a delightfully, fragrant winter shrub.

Bearing an abundance of dainty white flowers, the Christmas Box or Sweet Box is a popular choice for flower arranging and winter gardens. Glossy pointed leaves are borne on attractive purple stems and new growth is a flushed pink in colour.

Ornamental black berries grow after flowering throughout the year.

Plant your Sarcococca in any well drained, fertile soil and in a sunny or shady spot. This evergreen shrub is ideal for the front of a garden border or in a pot on the patio.

Garden notes

  • Characteristics: Evergreen
  • Flowers: White
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Position: Full sun/part shade
  • Soil type: Fertile, well drained
  • Height & Spread: up to 75cm (2.5ft) tall
  • Common names: Christmas Box, Sweet Box

Additional info

  • 4 litre pot
  • Measurements are approximate