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Discussion in 'Botany Photo of the Day Submissions' started by Weekend Gardener, Feb 18, 2007.
Diminutive flowers that pack a mighty fragrance.
I see it gets 1-2 feet tall and spreads. Good evergreen for shade (oh, it speaks to my heart, now). Hardy to zone 6 or 7, depending on the info source and plant. A little drought tolerant once established? What does it smell like?
Dwarf tufted form humilis prevalent in cultivation here. Taller, brighter var. digyna more ornamental but rare.
It smells very good.
Corroboration for you both: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~gdk/stabotanic/feb06pom.htm
Smells heavenly - but then, that might be a matter of opinion. The point is - you can't help but notice the smell. It is very strong.
The label on this one says Sarcococca hookeriana var humilis. This one is well behaved. It's in total but bright shade, with light reflected off the garage wall. Right now, it's about two feet tall. I doubt it will get any taller than that. The berries are dark, almost black and inconspicuous. I have it, and Skimmia japonica (grown in the vicinity) performing in tandem. The flowers of the Skimmia should be ready to throw it's own perfume around in late March, early April.