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Sarcococca ruscifolia (Fragrant Sweetbox)

The average plant height is 20 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:70 cm
Spread:70 cm
Flowering time:Spring, Winter
Garden uses:Borders, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Ponds, Pool areas
Garden styles:Alpine, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Sarcococca ruscifolia (Fragrant Sweetbox) Details

Commonly known as Fragrant Sweet Box, this is an evergreen shrub grown for its lush foliage and fragrant flowers. It carries glossy, dark green leaves which become adorned with tiny and fragrant, cream-white flowers through winter and spring. The flowers are followed by red berries that may persist into the following winter. It typically grows to 70 cm tall and the same wide, performing best when planted on a well-drained, sheltered site, in full sun or partial shade. It is tolerant of moderate frost and short periods of dry. The Fragrant Sweet Box is commonly included in a mixed planting, planted around the base of larger trees, grown around outdoor living areas, planted in shady areas, used in borders, mass planted as a groundcover, or included anywhere the beauty of this plant can be enjoyed.

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