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Christmas Box, Sweet Box

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna

Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Sarcococca (sar-koh-KOH-kuh) (Info)
Species: hookeriana var. digyna

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:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama

Dupont, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 10, 2016, nothingfails from YAMBOL EAST THRACE,
Bulgaria (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very heavy non-perfume scent which could bring a headache if brought inside. A bit frustrated that most places online they do not specify what kind of scent it has. I had read a lot online previous to ordering it and was left with the impression the scent would be flowery or perfume - like. Yet, one must admit that not many plants flower and give scent in winter!!!

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