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Sweet Box

Sarcococca ruscifolia
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Evergreen shrub has dark green leaves and a slow, upright growth habit. Very fragrant white blossoms make their appearance in late winter to early spring, followed by red fruit. Excellent addition to shaded areas.

Plant with Hydrangea


  • Landscape Size: 4'-6' tall, 3'-7' width
  • Light Requirement: Full Shade or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 4-9, 14-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Fragrant, Attracts Birds, Fruiting

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched soil with good drainage. Prefers a shaded area.



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