This slightly lower growing Sweet Box has glossy, evergreen leaves of darkest green, looking neat and tidy all year round. From December until March the creamy white flowers appear in succession with a strong, sweet vanilla scent that fills the garden with their perfume. After the flower show has finished, colourful red berries appear continuing the display well into the summer.
Sarcococca ruscifolia shrubs are perfect for shady borders or containers and their dense bushy growth makes them a good plant for hedging or as an edging to paths and paved areas, in particular as a Box replacement. They are a great source of structure, colour and fragrance during the winter. This variety also makes first class evergreen ground cover, slowly and surely colonising difficult shady areas where few other shrubs or garden plants will thrive.