• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant Groundcover
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:sar-ko-KOHK-a hook-er-AY-na
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThe perfect high groundcover for shade, this evergreen looks wonderful in the woodland garden or near an entryway. Fragrant winter blossoms are a bonus.
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.