Scientific Name: Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis Form: Mounded
Common Name:dwarf sweet box Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:BuxaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, (Floriferous), White, Pink, Feb- Mar
Fruit: Drupe, Black, Oct- Nov- Dec, (Persistent)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Alkaline, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Small garden/space, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Shrub dwarf, spreading evergreen; leaves dark green, waxy, alternate (rarely opposite); unpleasant leaf odor when crushed; flowers pink-tinged white, in auxiliary clusters with imbricate bracts; fruit blue-black drupe.