Christmas Box, Sweet Box
Sarcococca hookeriana

Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Sarcococca (sar-koh-KOH-kuh) (Info)
Species: hookeriana (hook-er-ee-AN-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Bronze-Green

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Marietta, Georgia

Brooklyn, New York

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Johnson City, Tennessee

Olympia, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 30, 2009, Villiers from Chadds Ford, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a slow spreader, and it looks good in all seasons. Keeps its leaves in my zone 6 garden. Best of all, so far the deer have left it alone!