|Sarcococca saligna is an evergreen shrub, to 3' tall and 6' wide, that forms thickets. Leaves are narrow, lanceolate, tapered, deep green on top, underside light green, to 5 1/2" long. Foliage can become light green in high pH soils. Spikes of greenish-white flowers, to 1/2" wide, bloom in winter and early spring. Inconspicuous small, round, dark purple drupes in summer and fall. Prefers moist well drained acid soil. Discoloration can occur in full sun, not bothered by pests. A very good large scale groundcover with handsome foliage. Native to the Himalyas and Afghanistan.