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  • Their brilliant white blooms will lighten up a shady corner and can, with shrubs such as coffeeberry, ceanothus and sarcococca, provide the foundation for a woodland garden.

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  • 'Yuletide', a variety with rich-red flowers at Christmas (ideal for cutting) and a sarcococca scent, though such things are subjective: it has been described as more like a musty church.

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  • A hit of the vanilla-esque perfume of sarcococca alone is worth the trip, and, weather permitting, hellebores will be coming into bloom.

    The Seattle Times

  • The lawn is yellow and full of moss; rabbits and deer have gnawed the bark on trees in the paddock; the hive of honey bees is probably lost; there are broken branches on the sarcococca; the self-set forget-me-nots (on which, combined with tulips and wallflowers, I depend for a good display each spring) look sorry; and the ceanothus and hebes sorrier still, while bullfinches have stripped buds from the ornamental crab apples for the first time in 20 years. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph


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