Sarcococca hookeriana

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 Sarcococca hookeriana subsp. var.  Himalayan Sweet Box
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Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early fall, mid fall, late fall, early winter, mid winter, late winter
Exposure: part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 6 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: white
Buxaceae > Sarcococca hookeriana var. , Baill.

Sarcococca hookeriana is a species of evergreen shrub or groundcover, also known as "Himalayan Sweet Box". It is low-growing, usually between 12 and 24 inches high. It produces white flowers throughout winter followed by black berries. There are two varieties, of which Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis is more commonly used in gardens.[citation needed]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Sarcococca hookeriana, Baill. (S. pruniformis var. Hookeriana, Hook.). Shrub: lvs. oblong-lanceolate to narrow-lanceolate, acuminate, cuneate at the base, 2-3 1/2 in. long; petiole 1/4 - 1/3 in. long: styles 3: fr. subglobose, black. Himalayas, Afghanistan. Var. digyna, Franch. Styles 2. W. China. Var. humilis, Rehd. & Wilson. Shrub, 1-5 ft.: lvs. lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 1 1/4- 2 in. long. W. China.—Only the varieties seem to be in cult. CH

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  • Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna
  • Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis



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