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Sarcococca

Sarcococca (Sweetbox)

The major attraction of sarcococca is the sweetly fragrant flowers in winter when little else is flowering. With such a sweet scent, you might expect that sarcococca flowers are showy, but they are actually very tiny.


More Information About Sarcococca

Sarcococca is a genus of 20 small, slow-growing, shrubby species from southeast Asia and the Himalayas that are closely related to boxwood. The major attraction of sarcococca is the sweetly fragrant flowers in winter when little else is flowering. With such a sweet scent, you might expect that sarcococca flowers are showy, but they are actually teeny tiny...almost unnoticeable. If you are looking for an evergreen groundcover plant to edge a patio, pathway, or border, then sarcococca is for you.

Sarcococca is fairly slow growing but spreads into a low growing, deer-resistant colony. Sarcococca is a shade plant that prefers rich organic soil. Try pairing Sarcococca with hosta, heuchera, ajuga, or hellebores for an attractive shade garden bed. When you're ready to buy sarcococca for your shade perenial garden, we hope you'll check out our list of sarcococca for sale.