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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - November 8th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on this product today

sweet box
sweet box was £9.99 now £7.99
Position: partial to deep shadeSoil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well- drained soilRate of growth: slow-growing to average Flowering period: December to March Flower colour: creamy-whiteOther features: the flowers are followed by spherical, black or blue-black berriesHardiness: fully hardyA suckering, evergreen shrub that gradually forms a dense thicket. The new shoots are flushed with an attractive dark purple-pink hue which gradually fades as the stems mature. The stems are clothed with slender, tapering, dark green leaves and in winter sweetly scented, pink-tinged, white flowers appear, which are followed by rounded blue-black fruit.Garden care: In late-winter or early-spring 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.