Daily Flower Candy: Sarcococca ruscifolia

Venturing out of the terrace doors this morning I am hit, full frontal, by the scent of Christmas Box, Sarcococca ruscifolia. The fragrance coming from the feathery white flowers is sweet, honeyed, almost sickly. Just one tiny sprig in the kitchen is filling the house with its delicious scent as I write this post. Unassuming and tolerant of difficult conditions, Sarcococca ruscifolia is a superb winter-flowering shrub for gardens large or small.

Sarcococca ruscifolia, London, Jan 2014