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Sarcococca hookeriana

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Villiers 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!

Regional...

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

Marietta, Georgia
, New York
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Spurgeon, Tennessee
Olympia, Washington



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