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Sweet Box

Sarcococca ruscifolia

Sarcococca ruscifolia-cultivated 16 by Salix (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Shade
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a-8b

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Sweet Box Overview

Small, evergreen shrub species that has arching shoots. It produces oval, shiny foliage and small, scented white-cream coloured flowers in late winter. Flowers develop into dark red berry fruits.

How to propagate Sweet Box

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or from cuttings in summer.

Seed

Layering

Layers.

Other uses of Sweet Box

Banks, hedging, specimen