Sarcococca
Sarcococca ruscifolia

Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Sarcococca (sar-koh-KOH-kuh) (Info)
Species: ruscifolia (rus-kih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Davis, California

Fremont, California

Martinez, California

Morgan Hill, California

Oakland, California

Brooklyn, New York

Ashland, Oregon

Kirkland, Washington

Langley, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 29, 2011, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I cannot smell the fragrance of this plant at all. It does grow well on my shady north side and has spread out to about 4' in width. I also have problems with I believe spider mites - something that chews the edges of the leaves.

Positive

On Jan 27, 2004, DDaw wrote:

Sarcococca ruscifolia grows very easily in the Pacific NW, and is a great shade plant for our cool, moist climate. In Jan/Feb it produces tiny flowers which would go unnoticed except for their magnificent, sweet, penetrating fragrance. You can smell them from yards away. A real gift to the garden ....