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botanical name:
Sarcococca hookeriana var. dygna
Sarcococca hookeriana var. dygna © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Christmas Box, Sweet Box
family:  Buxaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: green
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Small evergreen shrub, suckering to form dense clumps of upright shoots. Shade tolerant and unfussy. Winter flowering with a very strong, sweet fragrance. Small black berries later.

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