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Sarcococca orientalis

Common Name(s):
Oriental sarcococca
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; suckers to form colony; slow to moderate growth rate. Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
2-3 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery, lustrous dark green leaves; 1.5 to 3 in. long
Flower:
0.5 in. off-white, fragrant flowers in early winter; shiny black fruit
Zones:
6 to 8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade to shade; acidic, moist, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Rounded, compact
Width:
3-4 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1769

Sarcococca orientalis Sarcococca orientalis
Leonora Enking, CC BY-SA - 4.0