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    Sarcococca confusa (Sweet Box)

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    Overview

    These little evergreen shrubs all flower in midwinter. The delicious vanilla fragrance from the tiny blooms wafts across the garden. Sarcococca hookeriana and Sarcococca ruscifolia are similar, the former bearing blackberries during the summer and the latter red ones. Glossy foliage which glows in the darkness beneath taller plants and a dense spreading habit make these shrubs attractive all year.

    Plant Characteristics

    Size

    Small

    Type

    Shrub

    Light Exposure

    Shade

    Season of Bloom

    Midwinter

    Hardiness Zones

    7 – 9

    Video Credits: My Walled Garden
    Image Credits: Meneerke bloem, WikiMedia

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