Sarcococca confusa - Meatberry
Sarcococca confusa, with its melodious name meatberry or upright slimy berry, is a hedge plant that adds colour to your garden even in winter. The glistening foliage with pointed and leathery leaves is an eye-catcher. The flowering time of the fleshy berry is between December and March. During this time it produces small, white, fragrant flowers. These later develop into black berries, which are not suitable for human consumption. Sarcococca confusa grows in your garden as a small, bushy shrub.
What is the fleshberry suitable for?
This hedge plant is often used as a border around flower beds, as a low hedge or as a lawn edging. It grows in a well-drained, nutritious soil and prefers shady and semi-shady areas. Sarcococca confusa grows slowly to a maximum height of 150 cm.
Buy Sarcococca confusa - what should be considered?
For one square metre you need about 12 plants, for a metre hedge 5 - 7 plants. The location of the fleshy berry should be shady to semi-shady in a well-drained and nutritious soil.
Fleshberry and its fruits
After flowering, small black berries form on the plant which are not only beautiful to look at but also serve as a food source for birds and other small animals. However, these berries are not suitable for human consumption.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use Sarcococca confusa all year round