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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Himalayan Sweet Box
Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Small, evergreen, shade-loving shrubs are hard to find in the Northwest, but this sweet box fits the bill with its fragrant white flowers in early spring and blue-black berries in summer. This plant may also be used as a ground cover.

Sweet box grows best in open to deep shade in locations protected from hot afternoon sun. 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. It is slow to become established, often taking a couple of years to settle in. Little pruning is needed other than the occasional removal of dead or broken branches. In severe and sudden cold snaps it can defoliate, but it will leaf out in spring.

(Source: Great Plant Picks)

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16 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

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Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Container: 4
Chehalem Mountain Nursery Inc. Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-628-3765 Container: X
Clearwater Growers Ltd. Forest Grove, OR Email now 503-359-7540 Liner: X
Eshraghi Nursery Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-628-8685 Container: 2
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  • Harley Higgins and Sun Nursery Woodburn, OR Email now 503-310-8582 Container: X
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  • Harold M. Miller Landscape Nursery Jefferson, OR Email now 503-399-1599 Container: 2
    Hazel Green Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-559-4250 Container: X
    Highland Heather Canby, OR Email now 503-263-2428 Container: X
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  • Hochstein Nursery LLC Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-5651 Container: 2
    Joven Nursery Inc. West Linn, OR Email now 503-638-4646 Container: X
    Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 2
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  • Macleay Hills Nursery Salem, OR Email now 503-871-8027 Container: 1
    Pacific Crest Ornamentals LLC Canby, OR Email now 503-784-4925 Container: 2
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  • Rocky Mountain Nursery Independence, OR Email now 503-838-4222 Container: 2
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  • Sobella Nursery Damascus, OR Email now 503-454-0789 Container: X
    TSW Nursery Sales Inc. Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-4401 Bare Root: X Container: X