Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis - Dwarf Sweet Box

A dwarf variety of sweet box suitable for even the smallest garden, Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis is a small, slow-growing, evergreen shrub with a dense, suckering habit. The small, elliptical leaves are glossy mid-green. From December to February, tiny, tassel-like, creamy-white flowers with crimson anthers appear, with a rich vanilla-like scent which is carried on the air. The flowers are followed by blue-black berries. Plant near a door or path to enjoy the beautiful scent to the full. Dwarf sweet box is an easy, trouble-free suckering shrub which can be used as ground cover, even in the shadiest corner.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Humus-rich, moisture-retentive, well drained soil
Position: Partial shade, deep shade
Season of interest: All year, late winter in particular
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 39” (1m) Spread: 39” (1m)

Type | Size: Pot | 2L
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