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SARCOCOCCA ruscifolia
Sweet Box


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:: Buxaceae :: SARCOCOCCA :: ruscifolia
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Main asset

Evergreen foliage, good resistance to drought, and especially powerful perfume in winter. To plant on the north side near the house.


The white winter bloom is followed by small red berries. Cut the damaged branches in late winter.

Small underwood shrub with very fragrant winter blossoming. Very solid and maintenance-free, it easily tolerates the competition of trees or shrubs. Leaves broader and lighter than S. confusa, longer bloom from winter to early spring.

  • Uses: Underwood, shady area, close to the house

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: trained and flared
  • Height: 1 m x 1 m (3 ft x 3 ft)
  • Growth: slow
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Époque de fructification : Spring

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: elliptical
  • Foliage colour: medium green
  • Flowers shape: Small clusters of stamens
  • Flowers colour: cream white
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : red
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: drained, not too much calcareous
  • Exposure: part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)