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Sarcococca hookerana humilis

Sweet Box
Buxaceae
Evergreen, Ground covers, Shrubs

SARCOCOCCA

Grown for handsome,waxy dark green leaves and tiny, powerfully fragrant white blossoms that bloom in late winter or early spring, hidden in the foliage. Small berrylike fruit follows the flowers.Useful in shaded areas—under overhangs, in entryways, beneath lowbranching evergreen trees. Plants maintain slow, orderly growth and polished appearance in deepest shade.

Sarcococca hookerana humilis

Low growing, seldom more than 1 1/2 ft. high; spreads by underground runners to 8 ft. or more. Branches are thickly set with pointed leaves 1 to 3 in. long, 1/2 to 3/4 in. wide. Glossy blue-black fruit. Good ground cover.

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