Sweet Box (Sarcococca confusa)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3-5 feet; sometimes may reach 6 feet in ideal conditions
Plant Spread: 3-5 feet (does sucker)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Posted by dragonfly53 (virginia - Zone 7a) on Mar 5, 2014 5:09 PM

When I lived in Chesapeake, VA, these were growing freely in the woods around my apartment complex. I loved taking walks through those woods in the spring. Unfortunately, they were in the way of progress and were plowed under before I could rescue any. I was so pleased to discover this plant for sale recently at a local grower. I just had to buy it, even though it cost a little more than I was comfortable paying! The fragrance is strong but lovely, very much like a Lily of the Valley. I hope my new plant has survived the recent cold snap and will bloom again next spring.

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