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Sarcococca ruscifolia

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

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

Height:
3 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery, lustrous dark green leaves
Flower:
Fragrant, milky white flowers in winter; round red fruit; persists into winter
Zones:
7b to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade to shade; acidic, moist, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Irregular to rounded; upright arching branches
Width:
3 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1770

Sarcococca ruscifolia Sarcococca ruscifolia
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