Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Dwarf Sweet Box

Evergreen Groundcover, Shrub

Lush green foliage of dwarf sweetbox is any easy-care groundcover for challenging conditions; takes full shade, even dark and dry shade, in stride.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 14 - 18 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Bees, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Bloom Season: Winter

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deep Shade, Deer Resistant, Dry Shade, Low Water / No Water, Tough / Fool-Proof
Wildlife: Bees, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Year-round Interest, Late Winter / Early Spring
Position / Role: ground hugger, mid-plane filler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos