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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Christmas Box Overview
This bushy evergreen shrub has glossy dark green leaves and in winter it produces very small but fragrant creamy white flowers which then develop into black berries. This plant may tolerate full sun if the soil stays damp.
Common problems with Christmas Box
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Christmas Box
Generally not harvested but flowering stems can be cut for floral decorations.
How to propagate Christmas Box
Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer
In autumn sow seeds in pots and provide winter protection in a cold frame. Or sow in Spring.
Special features of Christmas Box
Other uses of Christmas Box
This low maintenance plant can be used to provide ground cover on banks and slopes. It is tolerate of dry shade, atmospheric pollution and neglect.