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Himalayan Sweet Box

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Pronunciation: sar-ko-KOHK-a hook-er-ee-AN-uh
SKU #07050

Good to grow! 9

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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slowly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 8 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Fragrant
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
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.

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