Sarcococca confusa

Also known as:

  • Sweet Box

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

6a-9b

Size

H:3'-7'
W:3'-7'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

alkaline, average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

regular, occasional

Special Situation:

pollution tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade, shade

Features

Flower Color:

white, cream

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

bees

Fruit:

red, black

Flower Season:

winter

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Bloom River Gardens

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Springfield, Oregon

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Springfield, Oregon

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Williams, Oregon

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Rochester, Washington

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Elma, Washington

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Is a 2’ suckering shrub. The deep green foliage is glossy all year. The white flowers are very sweetly fragrant early in the year. The plant will have black fruit in fall-winter.

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Often sold as Sarcococca rusifolia, this evergreen shrub looks nearly identical to rusifolia, but is much hardier. Small white flowers appear in early spring and envelope the garden with a delicious, sweet fragrance. Grow in shade to filtered light, in humus-rich, moist well-drained soils. 4-5 feet high x 3-4 feet wide. Zone 6-9.

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Williams, Oregon

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At 6' the largest of this very fragrant tribe, this glossy EG has small creamy-white flowers who weave (or waft) their magic when spring is just a dream that one has (for sanity's sake) to assume will come one day. PSh-Shade/Med/acid

Description by: Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

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

Description by: Lazy S'S Farm Nursery

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Barboursville, Virginia

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S. confusa has a lot of things going for it: It blooms in winter and when you walk by, the fragrance is wonderful in a season when you expect to smell nothing in the garden. It's much more fragrant than the more common, S. hookeriana. The white bloom is small and is on the bush at the same time as the glossy black berries which is just maturing from red from the previous year's blooms! How cool! It was introduced in 1916 so it's stood the test of time. It will take deep shade! Spreads by underground shoots.

Description by: Briggs Plant Propagators

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Elma, Washington

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Very fragrant white flower clusters of five, from January until March sometimes as early as December, followed by black berries. Glossy green, evergreen leaves. Deep or partial shade.

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