This new hybrid form (S. hookeriana var. digyna ‘Purple Stem’ x S. hookeriana var. humilis), has inherited the best qualities of both its parents. It has larger than average leaves, which are a glossy rich green and highly scented white flowers in winter that are followed by spherical, glossy, red berries that ripen to black. Tough and tolerant of most conditions, it is especially valuable for shadier areas.
During the winter this amazing glossy evergreen Sarcococca Winter Gem is smothered by highly fragrant honey-scented white flowers; each one emerging from a deep red bud. It is perfect for borders and containers, or as a low fragrant hedge. It is an absolute must-have for your garden bearing its glossy green leaves and beautifully fragrant flowers in the depth of winter when the rest of your garden is dormant.
This slow growing plant spreads by suckering shoots gradually forming a low-growing mound of evergreen foliage. The dark green leaves are slightly rippled and the white flowers are eventually replaced by glossy black spherical fruits. It is a very adaptable and reliable shrub that is easily grown in most situations including dense shade with very dry soil. It will also grow in full sun.
From Greenfingers inspiration for your garden
If you have this in your garden or in a pot and it is looking a bit yellow FEED NOW with high nitrogen fertilizer May 23rd
Can be seen in the Winter Gardens at the Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire.
|Cultivar||Winter Gem 'PMOORE03'|
|Height & Spread||30 - 60 cm x 60 cm 6 years|
|Plant Breeders Rights||EU38472 Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the Agent|
|Colours||Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.|