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PlantFiles: Sarcococca
Sarcococca ruscifolia

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

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Category:
Shrubs

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

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral bonehead 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 DDaw 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 ....

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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