Stunning plant, but what is it?
It’s Sarcococca humilis and has a wonderful fragrance at this time of year. 0n my Wordless Weds, if it’s not clear what a plant is it will be tagged below the post or if you can hover over the picture it will tell you
Good to know!
Lovely winter shrub. I wonder if I can find a suitable spot somewhere. Thank you for the inspiration.
If it will grow for you it is definitely worth having, as the glossy leaves are attractive throughout the year. It produces a few black berries as well
I’m very tempted!
We have a big shrub right on the roadfront area of the garden. It is underplanted with a lot of snowdrops and people passing along the road regularly comment that the snowdrops have a fantastic fragrance!
It is hard to tell where the fragrance is coming from sometimes – the first time I came across it was a large bank of it in a public park in our local town, and you must have been able to smell it perhaps as much as 30 metres away…it took me a long time to work out where the fragrance was coming from
You should see my poor s. confusa – four years old and about the size of my thumb, now with 2 shoots though!! I might transplant in March to the front of the house where it’s not so hot in summer. But I’m frightened it will die (as many things do when I transplant!)
Mine, whch may also be S Confusa, took time to get established, and thrived when it was moved to a different location. Taking care to get all the roots you should be fine moving yours, especially if it is as tiny as you say!!
It wasn’t tiny when it was planted, which is why I’m nervous. Just glad to see it alive, although I think I’ll take the risk later on!
Oh, I wish I could scratch and sniff. I’ll have to imagine the scent…
This flower-filled Sarcococca must have a divine fragrance and should spread all around. It is wonderful, a joy for winter, I love it. Cathy enjoys it. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.
And it often catches you unawares…
Welcome be the surprise so special !!! It’s marvelous. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.
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