How big does Sarcococca get?

How big does Sarcococca get?

Slowly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide. Fragrance makes this an important shrub around windows, doors and outdoor living areas. Evergreen foliage is also ideal for covering up footings, vents, utilities and other unsightly spots around foundation planting.

How do you care for Sarcococca Ruscifolia?

It prefers a rich moist to well-drained soil, but will tolerate sandy locations and clay if the drainage is adequate. Once established it is drought tolerant, but appreciates occasional watering during long, dry spells. It is slow to become established, often taking a couple of years to settle in.

Which is the most fragrant Sarcococca?

Sarcococca confusa is a dense-growing evergreen shrub with lustrous dark-green leaves. The largest of the sweet boxes – ultimately reaching 2m in height and spread – it is beautifully scented and black berries follow the clusters of creamy-white flowers in late-summer.

How big does Sarcococca Confusa grow?

Sarcococca confusa (Sweet box) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Can Sarcococca tolerate full sun?

Thrives in part to full shade in moderately fertile, moist, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Full sun may be tolerated when planted in damp soil.

Can you eat Sarcococca berries?

Everyone’s dream plant is evergreen, flowering, scented, shade-tolerant and low-maintenance. Oh, and edible. Sweet box ticks all of those boxes, except for the last. Its headily scented flowers come at a bleak time of year too – from December to March, followed by long-lasting berries in blue, black or red.

How far apart do you plant Sarcococca?


Hardiness 6 – 9 What’s My Zone?
Season of Interest Spring (Early) Winter
Height 3′ – 5′ (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3′ – 5′ (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60″ (150cm)

What does Sarcococca smell like?

Christmas or sweet box, Sarcococca confusa, is a wonderful shrub to have in the garden. Robust and easy to grow, it can be grown in shade or sun, and the evergreen foliage can be clipped into shapes or hedges. Best of all, vanilla-scented blooms appear from December to March.

Are Sarcococca berries poisonous to dogs?

Sarcococca confusa has no toxic effects reported.

Are Sarcococca berries poisonous to humans?

Is Sarcococca confusa poisonous? Sarcococca confusa has no toxic effects reported.

Does Sarcococca like shade?

Sarcococca are best planted in moist, well-drained soil of chalk, clay, sand or loam within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. These shrubs are best positioned in full shade or part shade, although full sun will be tolerated if placed in exceedingly damp soil.

What does Sarcococca look like?

About Sarcococca These highly attractive shrubs display simple, leathery leaves and small, perfumed pale flowers that blossom during winter and spring, closely followed by purple, red or black berries. Sarcococca make the perfect addition to banks and slopes or as container plants within a cottage or informal garden.

How tall does a Sarcococca sweet box plant grow?

Plants grown from cuttings can vary in mature size — typical growth is around 10-12” tall x 2-3’ wide, but plants can grow as tall as 2-3’. Recently new varieties have been release that are more uniform in their habits. All thrive in shade to part shade and once established, like dry shade.

What kind of zone does Sarcococca ruscifolia live in?

She thrives in USDA Zones 7-9. I think Sarcococca is the epitome of grace. She’s always beautiful and has many fine qualities, yet doesn’t thrust herself into the limelight and is above the gaudy displays and fripperies many plants put on to get attention.

What makes a Sarcococca plant a good plant?

Sweet smelling flowers are enough to make us love a plant forever, but Sarcococca keeps on giving. It’s dark, glossy, evergreen leaves, bird-attracting berries, comfort in shady gardens (even in dry shade!) and pest-free nature clinch the deal. We’re all in.

What’s the difference between confusa and sarcococca?

Sarcococca ruscifolia is like in almost every way to S. confusa. The major difference is fruit color – S. ruscifolia has red berries rather than black. It also grows a bit larger, to 5’ x 5’. Shade, Z7 Read up on some of our favorite shrubs and remember, this is only a smattering of the variety of shrubs we carry all year long!

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