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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - April 23rd, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New product at Crocus

sweet box
sweet box £9.99
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: whiteOther features: the flowers are followed by spherical, glossy, black berriesHardiness: fully hardySweetly scented, pure white flowers from December to March and lustrous, dark green leaves. This wonderful, winter-flowering, dense, evergreen shrub is perfect for 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. Copes well with dry shade and urban-pollution.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.