Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
Common Name: Sweetbox - Himalayan Sweetbox
Small, compact, multi-branching, clump-forming shrub with small, glossy, deep-green leaves, small, fragrant, white-pink flowers and black berries. Prefers shade.
Plant Care: Lightly trim and shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant in late winter or early spring. After pruning apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or organic matter around the base of the plant to encourage new growth to develop during the summer.
Characteristics & Attributes
|Plant Type||Bloom Color||Bloom Time||Shrubs - Broad Leaved Evergreen||White||May-July.|
|Height||Spread||Hardiness||60cm (2ft)||1m (3ft)||zone 6|
|Exposure||Soil Moisture||Foilage Color||Shade to partial shade||Moderate to Regular||Green|
|Soil Type||Attributes||Humus-rich, moist but well-drained soils||useful in shaded areas under overhangs, in entryways. |