Sarcococca hookeriana Winter Gem ('Pmoore03') (PBR)

2 litre pot £21.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Sarcococca hookeriana Winter Gem ('Pmoore03') (PBR) sweet box: Unbeatable winter scent

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: late winter and early spring
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A hybrid form (S. hookeriana var. digyna 'Purple Stem' x S. hookeriana var. humilis), which 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.

  • Garden care: If necessary after flowering 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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Superb quality plant and SO carefully packed.


This Sarcococca will be put into a container by the front door in order to fully enjoy and appreciate its amazing winter fragrance. My plant is superb quality, of an excellent size and was extremely well packaged and I was very pleased and surprised that it was delivered so quickly. When I placed my order a couple of days ago the website was advising a four week delivery leadtime. I was prepared to waIt, but didn't have to. The website looks to have been amended now, so if you want one - they're in stock!




Winter Gem


A shrub to appreciate in the winter




Lovely scented evergreen winter shrub


Arrived in excellent condition and well packed. I bought two of these to put in pots either side of the entrance door to my east facing house. They are exactly what I was looking for, a small to mid-size evergreen shrub that can tolerate dry shade. What I really love about these though is the small but pretty white flowers that give off a wonderful scent, bang in the middle of winter when not a lot else is flowering. Several visitors to my house have commented on the perfume. They make an excellent change to the usual bay/box plants you see aside doorway entrances and, because they are not tall/standards, I don't have to worry about them blowing over in windy conditions. I'm very happy with my purchase.

Two of Seven



Good in a dry shady site


It's taken well I a difficult dry shady site.




I would buy this plant again


Really good plants to have in the Italian Terrace pots by the front door over winter




Fast growing attractive plant


I planted one of these a year ago in a pot by the back door and it has grown well, in fact I am going to have to put it in the ground before it outgrows the pot. Shiny leaves, cheerful appearance.




lovely plant


This plant looks lovely in a mixed border and has survived the scorching sun.




lovely plant


Great for shade and bought for its scent. A really good variety of hookeriana




May be OK - it's a gamble


Bought two. One has put on new growth and is now flowering so seems OK. The second, planted 1.5 metres away has survived, but no new growth after 1 year and has a couple of flowers. Doesn't look at all strong. I'll see how it does during the growing season, but may have to be replaced. Not reliable plants. All a bit of a gamble. Not recommended.





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Hello Would these grow in a pot inside on a shady window cill? Thanks


No, I'm afraid these plants will not flourish indoors.


Hello, I'm keen to plant a sarcoccoca next to our driveway for it's fantastic winter scent, however it's south facing. It will have company from a couple of hollies, acca sellowiana, and a small rowan tree, should I risk it, or not?


Hello, These do tend to get a bit scorched if they get too hot, however as you already have other plants there that will cast a little shade, I suspect it will be OK provided it gets shade during the hottest part of the day.


Hi Helen, why is my Sarcococca going yellow & dropping its leaves ?


Hello, This can be caused by a number of things, however the most likely causes are either too much or too little water.


Can this be planted in a very large tall pot.


Hello, Yes, provided it is kept well fed and watered it should be fine.


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