Sarcococca 'Himalayan Sweet Box'

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Sarcococca hookeriana humulis

Himalayan Sweet Box, or Sarcococca, is a dwarf, clump-forming, evergreen groundcover with erect shoots and oblong, glossy dark leaves.

In Late Winter to Early Spring, it bears clusters of fragrant, white flowers with pink tinges, followed by dark blue-black berries. It spreads by suckers, maturing at about 18" high.

This is a shade-loving plant.                                                                                    Use it as an underplanting, or place it among other low-growing plants with contrasting forms and colors.

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Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Perennial Ground-cover
Foliage Type Broadleaf Evergreen
Height 1' - 2'
Spread 2' - 3'
Shape Spreading Ground-cover
Primary Foliage Color (Glossy) Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color (Glossy) Dark Green
Flowering Season Late Winter to Early Spring
Flower Color White, w/Pinkish Tinge
Berries Bluish-Black
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences Average: Ensure the planting area is prepared for good drainage.  Poor drainage areas may result in 'root rot'.