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
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 1.5 feet to 2 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, globose black drupes containing up to 3 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant

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Common names
  • Sweet Box
  • Christmas Box

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Location: Private collection
Location: Private collection
Date: 2016-04-30
Sarcococca hookeriana  Baill.

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