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Sarcococca hookerana var. humilis /Dwarf Himalayan Sweetbox

Sarcococca hookerana var. humilis  / Sarcococca hookerana var. humilis
Ground cover planting of the dwarf Himalayan sweetbox
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Ground cover planting of the dwarf Himalayan sweetbox

Summer fruit and foliage

Green stage of berry development before they turn red in late summer and autumn

Makes a nice ground cover planting

Dense ground cover

Close view of foliage

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Scientific Name: Sarcococca hookerana var. humilis
Common Name: Dwarf Himalayan Sweetbox
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit color: Green, Black
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a low growing evergreen shrub that is sometimes used as a ground cover. Plants spread by stolons and can form patches of nice dark green glossy foliage. The flowers are quite small but fragrant. Cannot tolerate full sunlight.