Sarcococca

Sarcococca

  • Sarcococca
  • Sarcococca
  • Flower name
    Sarcococca
  • Scientific name
    Sarcococca
  • Alias
  • Place of originEast Asia
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April

What is Sarcococca

Sarcococca, Sweet box or Christmas box ((scientific name: :Sarcococca) is a cold-hardy evergreen shrub native to East Asia in the genus Sarcococca in the family Buxaceae. It is used as a hedge or ground cover because of its beautiful glossy leaves and its resistance to shade and trimming. It produces small, aromatic white flowers in spring. There are several species of sarcococca. There are several species of sarcococca, including S. confusa from China with aromatic white flowers and black ripe fruits, S. ruscifolia with red ripe fruits, and S. hookeriana from China, Northeast India and Nepal.

Common name: Sarcococca, Scientific name: Sarcococca, Height: 40-200 cm, Leaf length: 4-7 cm, Leaf shape: elliptic, Inflorescence: alternate, Leaf margin: entire, Leaf texture: cortical, Petiole: urticating, Dioecious, Flower color: white, Petals: none, Inflorescence shape: calyx, Stamens: 4-6 Sepals: 4 to 6; stamens: 4 to 6; cotyledons: 2 to 3; fruit color: red, black; fruit type: kernel.


  • Eye
    Buxales
  • Family
    Buxaceae
  • Genus
    Sarcococca
  • Species
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life type cold-hardy evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height40.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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