Sweet box- Sarcococca confusa
Sarcococca confusa is a compact, evergreen shrub. It has glossy deep green foliage. Late winter and early spring brings forth highly fragrant small white flowers.
Sweet box is ideal as background screening, planted near or under windows in shade where the fragrance of the flowers can be fully appreciated. Also makes for an excellent hedge plant in those difficult shaded areas where it can be hard to get other plants to grow.
Grows best in shaded or partly shaded positions. Can be grown in full sun too, though this may cause the plant some fading to the foliage and possibly some thinning of the leaves, the soil must be keep moist. Will tolerate dry shade.
Botanical name: Botanical name: Sarcococca confusa
Common name: Sweet Box
Native to: China
Flowers: Late winter-spring
Position: Shade/ Part shade