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Add aromatic winter blooms to your garden by planting Himalayan Sweetbox!

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Here's What You Need to Know

What is Himalayan Sweetbox?

Himalayan sweetbox is an evergreen, shade-loving shrub that produces small winter-blooming flowers with an aromatic fragrance.

When to plant

The best time to transplant sweet box plants is in fall and spring when there is no danger of frost and moderate temperatures.

Where to plant

Sweetbox plants do not like cold, strong wind or waterlogged soil, so choose a site with good drainage and wind protection. However, this plant is cold hardy, withstanding temperatures down to -10°F.

How to plant sweetbox plants

To plant sweet box for groundcover, dig holes for individual plants at least three feet apart, depending on the mature size of the variety you are growing. If you want to grow sweet box as a hedge, space plants about a foot

Pruning Sweetbox Plants

You can prune sweet box plants in spring after the flowers fade to keep the plants low or to shape them into creative topiary designs.

Watering the sweetbox plants

Sweetbox plants need occasional water if it does not rain and in scorching weather, particularly if the leaves turn yellow.

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