Sweet & Lo™ Sweet Box

The strange and spicy feature your shade garden has been begging for. This unique beauty gets started in late winter with bunches of long, firework-like blooms lining their burgundy branches. With a lovely fragrance, much like jasmine, you and the pollinators alike will be eager to visit these flashy blooms to start the growing season with a bang. This low-growing evergreen makes a handsome four-season ground cover that stays tidy all on its own.

Why grow Sweet & Lo sweet box?
– Very early flowering
– Extremely shade tolerant
– Handsome low-growing habit

Additional information

Dimensions5 × 5 ft
Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Red, White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

1.5-2.5'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Part Shade, Shade

Soil

Acidic, Moist

Bloom Time

Early Spring

Uses

Borders, Edging, Mass Planting, Woodland gardens

Features

Attracts pollinators, Compact, Deer resistant, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Fragrant

Blooms On

Old wood

Breeder

John and Erik Rijnbeek

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Plant Care

Light: Enjoys a more low-light situation. Enjoys a maximum of four hours of direct light, but will thrive in a full shade garden.

Soil: Needs to grow in acidic soils with good moisture content. As it doesn’t enjoy growing in the sunlight, the soil will be cool.

Water: Likes to have even moisture.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required.

Pruning: It has a lightly suckering habit that can be controlled through annual pruning in the springtime.