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  • Sarcococca humilis 'Fragrant Valley' Quart
  • Sarcococca humilis 'Fragrant Valley' Quart

Sarcococca humilis 'Fragrant Valley' Quart

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This variety is a bit faster in growth than its cousins but still stays low and spreads by underground rhizomes, three to four feet wide.

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When it comes to springtime fragrance, Sweet Box is right up there with winter blooming daphne and it has similar growing requirements. A low-growing evergreen with lance-shaped leaves, Sweet Box does best in shade gardens with morning sun or all-day dappled shade. Planted in the ground along borders, it can grow up to four feet wide while staying around two to three feet tall. Sweet box takes well to container planters and hanging baskets as well, as it prefers well draining soil. 

Footnote: don't confuse this with Sarcococca ruscifolia. They're both shade-loving evergreens, but ruscifolia grows into a much larger shrub. 

Common Name Sweet Box
Mature Size 2 - 3 feet tall, 3 - 4 feet wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Cold Hardiness -10 ° F
Characteristics Evergreen, deer- and rabbit-resistant, fragrant
Light Shade to filtered shade
Structure Low growing spreading
Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Late winter to early spring
Uses Dry shade gardens, woodland gardens, container planters, borders, hanging baskets, mass plantings
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