Lovely evergreen shrubs with dark green leaves (also known as the Oriental Sweet Box). The Sarcococca orientalis produces delicate flowers between December and February that have a powerful honey-like fragrance. It has wider, glossy leaves and longer pink tinged white flowers. The heady perfume carries some distance making it very welcoming in the drab days of winter. They are easy to grow due to a number of factors; they are somewhat drought tolerant, fairly low growing at 60-80cm and they even make good shrubs for patio pots where the fragrance can be savoured. S. orientalis needs to be protected from cold winds and hard frosts. They sucker to form colonies and are also superb as specimen plants, ground cover or low hedges when established. Our starter plant makes a perfect present and is ideal for someone who does not mind to growing it a little first before planting it out.