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Yellow sarcococca

RedSquirrelAbroadRedSquirrelAbroad Brussels Posts: 74
I “rescued” this Sarcococca Confusa from a garden centre and planted it up in this pot, I know it’s supposed to be dark green not yellow in leaf but am hoping a little TLC will do the trick. It’s got plenty of flowers and some berries too. Has anyone had one that went yellow and is this a sign that something is wrong? 


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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    My fatsia  turns yellow with too much sun don't know if that's your problem, they are plants for shade. Also in a pot it will need a bit more tlc than if planted in the border.
  • RedSquirrelAbroadRedSquirrelAbroad Brussels Posts: 74
    Thanks @K67 It was in a greenhouse in the garden centre. Possibly it was too bright for it in there. Here, it's in a shady and sheltered spot by my back door. I only bought it a few days ago, so I hope it recovers well.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,455
    Sarcococcas love the shade and hate the sun. Where did you place yours?


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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444
    It might benefit from a good feed in the spring...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • RedSquirrelAbroadRedSquirrelAbroad Brussels Posts: 74
    Papi Jo said:
    Sarcococcas love the shade and hate the sun. Where did you place yours?


    Shady back terrace, just gets a bit of morning sun (though none now in winter). My garden is generally quite shady, so if it does well here I may try some other varieties too.
  • RedSquirrelAbroadRedSquirrelAbroad Brussels Posts: 74
    It might benefit from a good feed in the spring...
    Good idea. Will do that.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,455
    It's a real shrub and would probably fare better planted in the ground rather than in a container. Here are some photos of mine.




    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • RedSquirrelAbroadRedSquirrelAbroad Brussels Posts: 74
    They look great @Papi Jo and a good combo with the heather. I see you have one with red berries too, a different variety? 

    I will probably plant it out in the spring, the idea was to have it in a pot by the back door to enjoy the scent this winter. 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,455
    They look great @Papi Jo and a good combo with the heather. I see you have one with red berries too, a different variety? 
    Nope. The berries are green then red and finally black!
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    Mine has been in the  garden for about 2 yrs. It has very little perfume .What interested me was a post on about this from 2015 . Many people said they could  not get very much perfume at all and mine is yellowing.



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