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Sarcococca Never Bloomed

Posted by grwleye z9/Sunset 22/CA (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 24, 11 at 13:31

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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RE: Sarcococca Never Bloomed

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.

RE: Sarcococca Never Bloomed

  • Posted by grwleye z9/Sunset 22/CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 30, 11 at 18:05

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.

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