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Fragrant Sarcococca Sarcococca ruscifolia

Phonetic Spelling
sar-koh-KOH-kah rus-kih-FOH-lee-uh
Description

Drought tolerant; not as cold hardy as some sarcococca; slow to moderate growth rate. Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sarcococca
    Species:
    ruscifolia
    Family:
    Buxaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Irregular
    Rounded
    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
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Description:
    Round red fruit, persists into winter
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Fragrant milky white flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lustrous dark green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer