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Sarcococca humilis Winter Gem ('Pmoore03') PP26,599

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The latest variety of sweet boxwood has the beautiful name Sarcococca Winter Gem. It is indeed a special gem for the winter garden that also has a fantastic scent. From February until April, the whole shrub is covered with pure white flowers. They spring from deep red buds and spread a fantastic scent. The leaves are shiny dark green and are carried by densely branched stems.

The compact shrub gives year round structure in borders and beds. Even for pots and containers this new sweet boxwood is an excellent choice. You can also use the sweet boxwood in somewhat larger plantings as a strong, evergreen ground cover. And what do you think of a low, fragrant, evergreen hedge?

The height is 20" so also suitable for a small garden. The sweet boxwood is not susceptible to disease and asks hardly any maintenance. Pruning is not necessary. Winter Gem is growing in the sun as well as and in the shade and in each soil type.

USDA zone: 6b

Key Points

1 Dark red buds
2 Clear white big flower
3 Strongly perfumed
4 Easy branching
5 Disease tolerant
Breeder: Peter R. Moore

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