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Sweet Box 'Fragrant'

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Beautiful shrub for shady areas! White flowers are small, but very fragrant. Followed by bright red fruit. Forms natural espalier against wall. Useful in areas where others won't grow! Evergreen. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Shade

  • Moderate

  • Height
    3 - 5 feet

  • Spread
    2—4 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Sarcococca ruscifolia
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Subtype EVERGREEN SMALL SHRUB/HEDGE
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Shade
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 7 - 9
Height 3 - 5 feet
Spread 2—4 feet
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Shade Loving, Showy Fruit
Landscape Uses Border, Hedges and Screens
Flower Color White
Bloom Time Spring

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