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.|
|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
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