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Sarcococca hookeriana

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sar-koh-KOH-kah hook-er-ee-AN-ah
Description

Drought tolerant; spreads by rhizomes to form a colony; becomes yellowish if grown in sun; slow to moderate growth rate. Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • black fruit
  • var. humilis
Tags:
#evergreen#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • black fruit
  • var. humilis
Tags:
#evergreen#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sarcococca
    Species:
    hookeriana
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Opposite
    Other/more complex
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lustrous dark green leaves, 2-3.5" long
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer