Fragrant Mountain™ Himalayan Wonders Sweetbox
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Fragrant Mountain™ Himalayan Wonders Sweetbox

Fragrant Mountain™ Himalayan Wonders Sweetbox

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Sarcococca humilis 'Sarsid2' Fragrant Mountain™ PP# 19951


There can never be too many types of plants to fill in those troublesome dark shady corners. You need different shapes of leaves, different textures and colors and preferably some evergreen things that won’t leave you with bare spots in the dead of winter.

Part of the Himalayan Wonders series, Fragrant Mountain is a wonderful evergreen ground cover that will slowly fill in your shade garden trouble spots. Equally great in cottage gardens or in naturalized areas, Fragrant Mountain will provide a rich, deep green base for your other plants.

Only growing 2-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, these plants cover bare ground nicely with wider, darker and glossier leaves than other sweetbox you may have seen. Then in late winter and early spring, they bloom with exotic looking pink-tipped white flowers that deliver a cloud of hyacinth-like fragrance.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Sweetbox does well when planted in front of other foundation shrubs like rhododendron or mountain laurel. They all prefer well drained soil and plenty of shade. Planting a paperbush nearby would also be a good idea as the paperbush will bloom a few weeks before the sweetbox, both have a really nice sweet smell during late winter and early spring. Fragrant Vally Sweetbox is similar in foliage texture but grows slower and is more dwarf.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 2'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: Early spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1