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RUSCUS aculeatus



Commonly known as: Box holly, Butcher's broom, Kneeholly.


thick clump-forming small shrub with red berries

individually £14.00 each, 3+ £12.00 each
Pot size: 2 or 3 Litre

Mature Size

75cm (30in) Dwarf Shrub Watering Can
  1m (3ft)
 

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  • 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/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Height - 75cm (30in)
  • Spread - 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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