Purple Stem Sweet Box
Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna 'Purple Stem'
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||sar-ko-KOHK-a hook-er-ee-AN-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Spreading growth reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Winter to Early Spring|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Edging|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Shade Loving, Showy Fruit|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Camellia (Camellia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Azalea (Azalea); Yew (Taxus)|
Provide fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9