Common Name: Sweet box
Cultivar: var. humilis
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Flowering period: December to March
This evergreen shrub from Western China is an excellent choice for a shady position to provide winter interest. The tiny, deliciously fragrant, white flowers with a pink tinge, appear amid glossy, dark green foliage during the colder months and are followed by spherical, black fruits. Sarcococca is a low, clump-forming evergreen shrub that can be grown in the sun if the soil is very moist. The flower scent almost overpowers any other at this time of year.
Looks good with:Mahonia x media 'Charity'
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