Himalayan Sweet Box
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
|Description||A great groundcover for the shade garden! The polished appearance of the dark green leaves creates a clean-looking, uniform appearance. Fragrant white flowers are followed by blue-black fruit. Tolerant of dry shade and urban conditions, thriving with little care. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Once established, water occasionally.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 8 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Landscape Use||Border, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||The perfect high groundcover for shade, this evergreen looks wonderful in the woodland garden or near an entryway. Fragrant winter blossoms are a bonus.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)|
|Care||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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8
Good to grow!
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Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234-5000
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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.