Sarcococca confusa

(Fragrant (confusa), Sweet Box)


$29.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Sarcococca confusa is a broadleaf evergreen, 3-5 ft tall and wide, densely branched, that spreads by underground shoots. Its leaves are alternate, simple, narrow, lanceolate, 3-5 cm long, lustrous green above, light green below. S. confusa has white apetalous flowers (not showy) and is very fragrant. Flowers open in late winter. Fruit ripen a year later, at first red, then turning black. This is a fairly drought tolerant shrub for the shade. Can be confused with Sarcococca ruscifolia.

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Description

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-9 where it is best grown in acidic, organically rich, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Best in part shade. Leaves lose luster and may burn in full sun. Best with consistent moisture. Appreciates a good mulch. Propagate by division or seed. Prune in spring after flowering to maintain attractive shape. Consider locating this shrub in areas where the flower fragrance can be appreciated (e.g., near doors, sidewalks or foundations).

Additional information

Common Name

Fragrant (confusa), Sweet Box

Botanical Name

Sarcococca confusa

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

to 4 ft.

Width

to 4 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

February-March

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

Black

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