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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Common Name: Sweetbox - Himalayan Sweetbox
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Small, compact, multi-branching, clump-forming shrub with small, glossy, deep-green leaves, small, fragrant, white-pink flowers and black berries. Prefers shade.

Plant Care: Lightly trim and shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant in late winter or early spring. After pruning apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or organic matter around the base of the plant to encourage new growth to develop during the summer.

Characteristics & Attributes

Plant TypeBloom ColorBloom Time
Shrubs - Broad Leaved EvergreenWhite May-July.



60cm (2ft)1m (3ft)zone 6


Soil Moisture

Foilage Color
Shade to partial shadeModerate to RegularGreen

Soil Type

Humus-rich, moist but well-drained soilsuseful in shaded areas under overhangs, in entryways.
*Deer Resistant