Himalayan Sweet Box
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
Full shade, Partial shade
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||sar-ko-KOHK-a hook-er-ee-AN-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 8 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Shade Loving, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Deer Resistant Groundcover|
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