Sarcococca hookeriana

Sarcococca hookeriana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Buxales
Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Sarcococca
Species: S. hookeriana
Binomial name
Sarcococca hookeriana

Sarcococca hookeriana is a species of evergreen shrub or groundcover, also known as "Himalayan Sweet Box". It is low-growing, usually between 12 and 24 inches high. It produces aromatic white flowers throughout winter followed by black berries. There are two varieties, of which Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis is more commonly used in gardens.

  • Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna
  • Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

External links

  • North Carolina State University, Cooperative Extension Service horticultural database
  • Washington State University, Clark County Extension, Pacific NorthWest (PNW) plants database

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