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I have several sarcococca for 5 yrs. The hedge is still as individual small unhealthy looking plants some leaves have gone brown and left stems bare, some leaves look as if they have been attacked ? help !!!!!!!


I have had stems die back in winter, I just cut them off. I've never seen it used as a hedging plant,  I don't know if trimming it to shape might cause problems. Some plants don't respond well to that sort of clipping

I cut sarcoccoca hard back every year without any dieback at all.

Just checked it out and apparently it does suffer from,box blight

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