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Sarcococca hookeriana var. hookeriana 'Ghorepani'

Christmas box

Eventual height & spread

Sarcococca hookeriana var. hookeriana 'Ghorepani'

Christmas box

  • available to order from spring 2021
  • 2 litre pot
  • £21.99
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  • Standard
  • Position: partial to deep shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing to average
  • Flowering period: December to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Named after the village in Nepal where it was discovered growing, this compact suckering shrub has upright, well-branching stems that are clothed with lustrous green leaves. In winter, relatively inconspicuous, highly scented creamy white flowers appear and these are followed by rounded near-black berries. A tough and undemanding evergreen, it tolerates drought and shade once established.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring lightly trim or prune back shoots that spoil the plant's symmetry. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant.