Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Shade – Prefers Low Light Levels.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
June July Clusters of small, fragrant, white flowers appear in late winter.
Christmas box, sweet box
|Uses in landscape design|
Its bushy, dense growth habit makes it ideal as a low hedge, or as a ground cover in the shade.
Trim to shape in late summer.
This shrub carries round, black fruits.
This plant can tolerate poor soil conditions.
This shrub is tolerant of dry shade, poor soil and full sun.
- Botanical name: Sarcococca confusa
- Common name(s): Christmas box, sweet box
- Categories: Shrubs and Perennials
This versatile little shrub is tolerant of a wide range of difficult conditions, such as dry shade, poor soil or full sun. Its bushy, dense growth habit makes it ideal as a low hedge, or as a ground cover in the shade. Clusters of small, fragrant, white flowers appear in late winter followed by round black fruits. Trim to shape in late summer.
Botanical Pronunciation: sar-ko-KOAK-ah kon-FU-sa
Sarcococca confusa requirements and featuresinfo on these icons
Requires moderate maintenance.
Clusters of small, fragrant, white flowers appear in late winter.