Fragrant Sweet Box
Pronunciation: sar-ko-KOHK-a rus-si-FOH-li-a
|Description||A beautiful shrub for shady areas! White spring flowers are small, but very fragrant. Blooms are followed by bright red ornamental fruit. Forms natural espalier against a wall. An outstanding choice for dry shade gardens where other plants won't grow! Evergreen.|
|Watering||Once established, water occasionally.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Waterwise|
|Landscape Use||Border, Espalier, Hedge, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||Fragrance makes this an important shrub around windows, doors and outdoor living areas. Evergreen foliage is also ideal for covering up footings, vents, utilities and other unsightly spots around foundation planting. Deep green foliage is an exceptional background for artistic elements or intensely colored perennials. A great choice for shaded areas between buildings or where influence of large old shade or street trees limit plant choices to shade tolerant species.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Camellia (Camellia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Yew (Taxus); Azalea (Azalea)|
|Care||Provide fertile, humus-rich, moist, 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 in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.|
|Lore||The fact that this species is polyembryonic, with up to seven embryos in one seed. It was first thought to be the result of atomic bomb radiation, but was proved later that the anomaly began before 1923 and therefore was a natural mutation.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.