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Sarcococca hookeriana Winter Gem = Pmoore03

Fragrant sarcococca Winter Gem

Sweetly scented flowers in winter

'Winter Gem' can be grown as a compact, low growing fragrant hedge

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Winter
Flowering February - March
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 75 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 75 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Light sandy, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Moist, Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site City or courtyard garden, Cottage or informal garden, Mediterranean-climate plants, Patio container plants