The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Sarcococca confusa

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Photo of Sarcococca confusa


An evergreen winterflowering shrub with dark green leaves and sweetly scented pure white flowers from December to March followed by spherical, glossy, black berries. Prefers a shady border or woodland garden. To fully appreciate the fabulous, vanilla-like fragrance plant in moist, well-drained soil close to an entrance or path.


  • Shrubs

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Containers

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Ground cover
  • Winter interest
  • Scented flowers

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full or partial shade. If required trim lightly after flowering.


Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 200cm

Eventual spread: 100cm


  • Light shade
  • Shade


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline