Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Sweet box

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


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Plant details

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.

Family: Buxaceae

Genus: Sarcococca

Species: hookeriana

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 100cm

Flowering period: December to March

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