Chris has worked at Kiln Farm Nursery for nearly five years. You will find him working in the potting shed and plant area. He was a top student when he studied for his Diploma in Horticulture at Otley.
Chris says about Sarcococca:
“Sarcococca is a very reliable shrub that will grow in any garden. It tolerates any soil type and aspect including shade. It can be grown on its own, in a border or even a hedge. The main period of interest is between December and February when they have small, cream, sweetly scented flowers that really stand out on a dull winter’s day. These are followed by black or purple berries.”
The varieties we stock at the nursery are:
This is an ideal shrub for growing as a specimen or in a border. The ultimate height over ten years is 1.5-2.5 metres and spread is 1-1.5 metres
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
This is a suckering variety that is best for covering any empty space. The ultimate height is 1-1.5 metres and spread is 1.5-2.5 metres