Himalayan Sweet Box

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Item 7050


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full shade to Partial shade
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

A great groundcover for the shade garden! The polished appearance of the dark green leaves creates a clean-looking, uniform appearance. Fragrant white flowers are followed by blue-black fruit. Tolerant of dry shade and urban conditions, thriving with little care. Evergreen.

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Average Size at Maturity
Slowly reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 8 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Shade Loving, Showy Fruit, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Fragrant
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: The perfect high groundcover for shade, this evergreen looks wonderful in the woodland garden or near an entryway. Fragrant winter blossoms are a bonus.

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.

Customer Reviews

New to the Neighborhood
by Dig It Sweet Box, September 12, 2020

I ordered these plants because Dayton nurseries don't carry the plant as regular stock. The plants were delivered to Berns Nursery in excellent condition.

They look great in the plant beds. I am hopeful that they live up to the hardiness zone 6 rating given in the marketing material. This is one of the only evergreen plants that I found, which can tolerate full shade and thrive in zone 6.

This was my first internet nursery order and the experience was great. Thanks to your service, I have a very unique set of plants in my beds.

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