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Hook Lance Leaf Sarcococca

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna 'Tony Schilling'

Small and tidy with lance-like leaves and creamy-white flowers with a memorably strong, sweet fragrance in late winter that are followed by black, shiny berries that birds simply adore. A highly useful plant for shady pathways, where the fragrance can be enjoyed in winter. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Once established, water occasionally.

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Botanical Pronunciationsar-ko-KOHK-a hook-er-ee-AN-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Design IdeasThe perfect high groundcover for shade, this evergreen looks wonderful in the woodland garden or near an entryway. Fragrant winter blossoms are a bonus.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

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.Pruning time: spring after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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