Sarcococca ruscifolia, commonly known as Sweet Box, is a botanical masterpiece that graces gardens with its understated elegance and remarkable versatility. This evergreen shrub showcases lustrous, dark green leaves, providing a timeless backdrop for year-round interest. Its compact, dense growth habit makes it an ideal choice for borders, hedges, or as a charming ground cover.

What truly sets Sarcococca ruscifolia apart is its ability to enchant the senses. In late winter to early spring, inconspicuous ivory blossoms emerge, releasing an intoxicating, sweet fragrance that permeates the air. This unexpected burst of scent transforms the garden into a fragrant sanctuary during the colder months, making it a delightful addition to any landscape.

Sweet Box is celebrated for its adaptability, thriving in shade or partial shade and tolerant of a variety of soil conditions. Its low-maintenance nature makes it a welcome companion for both novice and experienced gardeners. Whether used as a foundation plant or a subtle focal point, Sarcococca ruscifolia effortlessly adds a touch of sophistication and sensory delight to outdoor spaces, creating a haven where beauty and fragrance harmoniously converge.


Sarcococca ruscifolia 3L

Estimated delivery between 19 -22 Jun

Free Standard Delivery over £150
Eco Friendly Packaging Materials.
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Product Information

✓ Shade tolerant

✓ Fragrant blooms

✓ Winter flowering

✓ Evergreen

✓ Small, compact shrub

✓ Supplied in a 2L Growers pot 

Delivery Options

Delivery information for UK Mainland Deliveries: 

Our price for Standard Delivery is £5.99. This price is the same regardless of how many items you purchase! If you spend £150.00 or above, Standard Delivery is free. Standard Delivery takes 2-6 Working Days. 


Next Working Delivery is £9.99. Please place your order by 2pm Monday – Thursday. Please note deliveries are carried out by a third party courier; therefore, we cannot guarantee our Next Day Delivery Service. During very busy periods, Next Working Day delivery may be temporarily unavailable. 

Postcode and delivery exclusions apply.


After flowering, remove any damaged branches. Very low maintenance plant.  Tolerant of a shady spot in the garden.

Images are used for illustrative purposes only. Due to the maturity of the plant and the time of the year, plants may not arrive looking like our images.   

1m x 2m
Partial/Full Shade
Well drained, fertile
Fully hardy

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If you select Standard Delivery you will receive your order in 2-5 Working Days from the day your order was placed.

95% of the plants we have in stock on our website can be planted 365 days a year providing the ground is not frozen or waterlogged at time of planting.

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