Sweet Box 'Sweet & Lo'
Light: Part to Full Shade
Type: Flowering Shrub
Exciting early blooming evergreen shrub!
Photo by Proven Winners
The Sweet & Lo™ Sweetbox, or Sarcococca confusa, is an adorable plant with uniquely textured flowers. This evergreen is easy to grow and can quickly fill in a space. The thread-like, red-tipped white flowers bloom in clusters for an eye-catching display. These flowers have more to offer than good looks because they have a delicious, sweet fragrance. Flowers bloom in late winter or early spring and later give way to dark blue berries. Purple stems stand out against the glossy, dark green leaves.
Use Sweet & Lo™ Sweetbox as a shrubby groundcover, create a stunning mixed bed, or enjoy the lovely scented flowers in a container. Potted plants should be placed near a door or on a tabletop to enjoy the fragrant flowers. Pollinators also enjoy the flowers, but deer tend to avoid Sarcococca. This low shrub grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 9. (Source: Plant Addicts)