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Perfect evergreen for dry shade! 

Some areas are tough on plants. One of the most difficult has always been dry shade. You know the spots – under the old tree in the back yard, the spot where the street tree has become overgrown, the small area in the side yard between your house and the neighbors. It is hard to find a plant that will not only thrive there, but look good doing it. And if that plant can actually produce scented flowers – wow!

You know what? We have the perfect plant for you! Fragrant Sweetbox (Sarcococca ruscifolia) will happily live in these tough conditions. Not only will it live there, but it will give you weeks of small but intensely scented flowers that will perfume your garden with the scent of hyacinths.

Fragrant Sweetbox will slowly grow to 3’ - 5’ tall and wide. It is a great plant to naturally espalier against a wall. It is densely covered in lush deep green foliage that makes it a nice backdrop to garden elements like statuary or fountains or intensely colored flowers. It is perfect for foundation plantings to cover vents, utilities, footings or other unsightly spots around your home or business.

Fragrant Sweetbox is resistant to both deer and rabbits and is disease resistant, too! It is water-wise and doesn’t need coddling at all. It is easy to grow and easy to maintain.

Stop looking at that eyesore spot in your garden. Order Fragrant Sweetbox from us today!

* Shade
* Fragrant flowers in late winter
* Showy berries
* Espalier
* Easy care and hardy
* Disease resistant

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Fragrant Sweet Box Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Sarcococca ruscifolia
Foliage Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 4 feet
Soil Type Rich, organic, well drained
Moisture Additional moisture first season, then tolerates dry shade
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Glossy green
Fruiting Time Fall