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£14.00 each 3+£11.66 each
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2.5 or 3 Litre

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RUSCUS aculeatus

Box holly, Butcher's broom, Kneeholly

thick clump-forming small shrub with red berries
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RUSCUS aculeatus

  • Good to know - British native. Male and female required for berries. Was used for scrubbing butchers' blocks, cleaning chimneys and repelling rats and mice.
  • Medicinal Properties - used in the treatment of varicose veins.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of Origin - Europe, northern Africa, northern Turkey, Azores
  • Hardy - cold Winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/nothern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Height - in metres - 75cm (30in)
  • Spread - in metres - 1m (3ft)
  • Dwarf Shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - clump-forming, rhizomatous subshrub with upright, branched shoots.
  • Evergreen - what appear to be leaves are flattened stems (cladodes), spine-tipped to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • No Preference - grow in any but waterlogged soil
  • Partial Shade

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