Sarcococca Hookeriana Sweet Box Shrubs for Sale Online
Sarcococca hookeriana is the perfect high ground cover for shade. This evergreen groundcover shrub looks wonderful in the woodland garden or near an entryway. Fragrant winter blossoms are an added bonus. Deer Resistant.
|Mature Height:||1.5 to 2 feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 6 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved evergreen flowering shrub, Early Spring Flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full to Part Shade|
|Flower Color:||Fragrant White Flowers|
|Foliage:||Dark Green, Evergreen|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||A truly deer proof shrub. Perfect for use as a groundcover in shaded gardens.|
How to Care for Sarcococca hookeriana Sweet Box Shrubs
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Sarcococca hookeriana plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil for Sarcococca hookeriana because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Sarcococca hookeriana to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.