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Ruscus hypoglossum

Broom

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Features

  • FruitsAugust to December
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourGreenish white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Ruscus hypoglossum (Broom). This species is a rhizomatous clump-forming subshrub with arching shoots and obovate to broadly ovate glossy dark green leaves. Red berries can be found on female leaves (cladophylls) from late summer to the winter.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe, N Africa, Iran, Madeira and the Azores

Interest and use

Banks

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

These plants tolerate full sun to part-shade and any soil but very waterlogged. Propagate from seed or by division.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by division.

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