Broadleaf Evergreens: Sarcococca (Sweet Box)

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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Himalayan or Dwarf Sweet Box is an low, evergreen compact grower which spreads by suckers making a good ground cover. Slender green stems carry lustrous & waxy dark green, narrow, pointed leaves. Small, very fragrant white (axillary) flowers appear in early spring, followed by blue-black berries in October. A shade loving plant great as taller ground cover or near path/entryway FRAGRANT, DEER RESISTANT

Sarcococca ruscifolia

Fragrant Sweet Box is a broad spreading evergreen shrub with deep green, waxy leaves. Small, spider-like, white flowers fill the air with a vanilla-like fragrance in February, followed by bright red fruit which will turn black. A great foundation plant and/or planted near walkways, doors,windows where its fragrance can be enjoyed! FRAGRANT, DEER RESISTANT