Sarcococca ruscifolia

Also known as:

  • Sweet Box
  • Fragrant Sweetbox
  • Fragrant Sweet Box

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

5a-10b

Size

H:3'-6'
W:3'-5'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

regular, occasional, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

bright shade, dappled shade, mostly shade, shade

Special Situation:

pollution tolerant

Features

Flower Color:

white

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

deer resistant, snail / slug resistant, rabbit resistant

Fruit:

red, black

Flower Season:

spring, winter

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Bartlett, Tennessee

901-438-1912

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Portland, Oregon

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

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Portland, Oregon

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Springfield, Oregon

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Rochester, Washington

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Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

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Evergreen shrub, to 4-6 ft, quietly fills an empty spot in part to dense shade and bursts forth in winter with a remarkably sweet fragrance from an abundance of small, white, thread-like flowers. Red berries turn black and remain through summer. Branches root easily providing more plants for more winter fragrance. Regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.

Description by: Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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A 3’ sweet box with broader deep green foliage. The flowers are insignificant but are superbly fragrant in early spring.

Description by: Fantastic Plants

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Bartlett, Tennessee

901-438-1912

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Fragrant Sweetbox is a small evergreen shrub that is right at home in shady situations. Small white flowers dangle beneath the stems in winter and are extremely fragrant. An aristocrat for the shade garden. Awards: Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Description by: Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

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White fragrant, vanilla flowers February, red berries, evergreen, slightly arching branches . USDA zones 7-9.

Description by: Specialty Ornamentals

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Watkinsville, Georgia

706-310-0143

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Wonderful fragrance in the winter, excellent dark green foliage for deep shade and red fruit! What's not to like!

Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Glossy deep green smallish leaves are evergreen on arching branches forming a mounding shrub 3-5' high and wide. Tiny fragrant white flowers perfume the air January > March with sweet vanilla laced with sandalwood (a winter treat for the nose!). Prefers rich organic soil, but tolerates clay and even dry shade! Protect from hot afternoon sun…takes moderate shade.

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