Sarcococca Never Bloomed

grwleye(z9/Sunset 22/CA)July 24, 2011

I've had it in the ground in shade, in a pot in dappled shade, tried more water/less water - but though it looks happy enough it has never bloomed in 6-7-8 years. Are there any secrets I should know?

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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

That's odd. Sweet Box should be blooming in the late winter/early spring for you. Maybe it's actually not getting enough sunlight?? I always thought of it as a good dryish shade plant. Have you ever seen the dark red berries (drupes) in the fall?? If so, then perhaps the blooms were just a few and missed??

Patty S.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 5:20PM
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grwleye(z9/Sunset 22/CA)

I have never seen berries either, just what look like small clumps of buds that then disappear. Still scratching my head. Will try to post a photo in case it isn't really sarcococca, which would be too funny after all these years.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 6:05PM
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