It is a fact that many winter-flowering plants are
highly scented, and this one is no exception. This is the Christmas Box, which rejoices in the unpronouncable botanical name of Sarcococca hookeriana var.
digyna. It is an evergreen shrub with narrow leathery green leaves and arching stems. It is quite unremarkable for the majority of the time, but at this time
of the year it produces the most wonderfully scented white flowers. The scent is very powerful, and one small sprig will scent a whole room.