Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
Himalayan Sweet Box
A tough and spectacular groundcover for the shade garden! Fragrant white flowers are followed by blue-black fruit on polished dark green leaves. Tolerant of dry shade and urban conditions, thriving with little care. Evergreen.
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: Slowly reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall
Width: Spreading 8 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Shade
Water: Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce the frequency, once established.
Soil: Provide fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.