Sarcococca hookeriana var. hookeriana 'Ghorepani'

2 litre pot £21.99
available to order from late summer
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  • Position: partial to deep shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing to average
  • Flowering period: December to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Named after the village in Nepal where it was discovered growing, this compact suckering shrub has upright, well-branching stems that are clothed with lustrous green leaves. In winter, relatively inconspicuous, highly scented creamy white flowers appear and these are followed by rounded near-black berries. A tough and undemanding evergreen, it tolerates drought and shade once established.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring lightly trim or prune back shoots that spoil the plant's symmetry. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant.

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Really healthy, growing well. Would buy again


I use these sarccoca in borders with other shrubs and perenials




Better than I expected!


This plant is in a small plot outside the front door which means that the fragrance when you open the door is beautiful particularly when there's not much else happening in the garden.

Lanky Lady



So pretty


Really surprised at how well it was doing on my north facing, light shade balcony, the flowers have come out and are incredibly pretty and fragrant. However the recent snowy weather seems to have hit it hard and the top leaves have browned. Will be keeping an eye on it as the majority of the plant is still going strong. I would still recommend as I appreciate my balcony is less than ideal for growing plants.




Beautiful wee shrub


Beautiful plant! It's flowering now (early March) here in Edinburgh, with gorgeous brush-like flowers on every branch. Has survived this year's late snow, which is just melting away now, and all the frosts of Winter with no problem, having been planted last February. Really brightens up the late Winter/Early Spring period, and while it's still pretty small at this stage, the number of flowers has me looking forward to the next few years of growth. It's going to look stunning at full height!

Sìne Bhan



A Winter Essential


Sarcococcas are small,rather plain shrubs with small flowers but they earn their place by filling the garden with scent during the depths of winter. Easy to grow and happy in shade, they are best placed near the entrance to the house so the scent can be enjoyed as you come and go. I have several different cultivars dotted about in key parts of the garden and was pleased to find this new one available at Crocus. It's currently thick with buds and I am looking forward to them wafting their scent in the next few weeks.






Although not outstanding during the spring and summer, it adds scent this time of the year - exactly what I wanted. The compact foliage means it doesn't sprawl in the space where I have it and although I planted it in a more exposed part of my smallish garden, it is doing well.




Beautiful flowers


Bought this last September to give a little winter colour to my very small back garden. When it arrived, it was very small, and didn't expect much from it for that winter. I put it in a pot by the back door, and by February it was covered in small but beautiful, red tipped cream flowers and a heavenly scent! It's coped well with my "if it survives me, it stays" approach to gardening. I'm not moving this one from the back door, but I am getting another one to add winter light to a shady border.





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Hi,being a novice gardener i was wondering what is a suckering shrub,should i worry about planting it amongst other compact shrubs incase it gets out of control look forward to any advice you can give,thanks.


Hello, Suckers are new shoots that come up from the plants root system. This is a way that some plants use to spread, but in many cases it does not become a problem, although if you are concerned, then I would avoid plants that are described as 'suckering freely'. You can however remove suckers quite easily (ideally as soon as they appear), by scraping away the soil to the point where it meets the root, and then tear it off (cutting it off may encourage new shoots to form).


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