25+ Sarcococca Ruscifolia Fragrant Sweet Box
Sarcococca ruscifolia grows very easily in the pacific nw and is a great shade plant for our cool moist climate.
Sarcococca ruscifolia fragrant sweet box. Fragrant sweet box other common names fragrant sweet box family buxaceae genus sarcococca are compact sometimes suckering evergreen shrubs with simple leathery leaves and tiny fragrant. Learn more about monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance. Monrovia s fragrant sweet box details and information. Tolerant of dry shade and urban conditions thriving with little care. This shrub does best in partial shade to shade. Sweetly scented sarcococca confusa sweet box is a terrific winter flowering evergreen shrub rich of many qualities. This video is a detailed description of fragrant sweet box.
Fragrant sweet box will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity with a spread of 5 feet. A great groundcover for the shade garden. The red berries soon turn to black and the shrub creates a gentle show for months on end. Full to partial shade. These very useful plants are perfect for ground cover they spread well and they prefer shade or semi shade and will tolerate being underplanted beneath trees and shrubs and in these conditions they will adapt to dry soil. In jan feb it produces tiny flowers which would go unnoticed except for their magnificent sweet penetrating fragrance. Sweet box is a shade loving evergreen shrub that works well in a woodland garden or as a foundation plant.
The flowers may go unnoticed as they are rather small and hidden amongst dark glossy leaves but their scent will grab you. Fragrant sweet box begins creating pretty little red berries which hang prettily off each stem. The polished appearance of the dark green leaves creates a clean looking uniform appearance. On sunny winter days yes we do have some of those in portland the sweet fragrance they are named for fills the air. Forms natural espalier against a wall. It grows at a medium rate and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. An outstanding choice for dry shade.
Sweet box has amazing fragrant. Once established water occasionally. Announcing their presence with their incredible sweet vanilla fragrance tiny ivory white flowers appear in late winter to early spring somewhat hidden among the dense foliage of glossy slightly rippled dark green leaves. Blooms are followed by bright red ornamental fruit. One of the first flowers of the year is sweet box sarcococca. It has a low canopy and is suitable for planting under power lines. Sarcococca ruscifolia is also known as christmas box or sweet box they are fragrant low growing evergreen shrubs native to china and the himalayas.
Fragrant sweet box sarcococca ruscifolia.
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