Joy Creek Nursery

527-005D4   Sarcococca saligna     ( Sweet box )

Sarcococca saligna
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From Nepal to Afghanistan. This suckering evergreen shrub has proven much hardier in our gardens than it is given credit for in the literature. The dark green, lance-shaped leaves of Sarcococca saligna have a luster that brightens up the shrub, especially in our deciduous woodland area where it gets plenty of winter light. Flowering begins in the winter with tiny flowers and buds hanging on the stems beneath the leaves. Perhaps it is the cold, but we have not detected much scent. Our plant has been in the garden for six years and has yet to reach three feet.

Winter and early spring.  3 ft. x 6 ft.

Greenish White flowers

Part Shade     Zones (8), 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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