Fragrant Sweet Box
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||sar-ko-KOHK-a rus-si-FOH-li-a|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Espalier, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Dry Shade, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Shade Loving, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Camellia (Camellia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Yew (Taxus); Azalea (Azalea)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9