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RUSCUS aculeatus

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Rootgrow - Large - 360g

Rootgrow - Large - 360g

(360gram sachet - inc c&p) £10.00

Rootgrow - Medium - 150g

Rootgrow - Medium - 150g

(150gram sachet - inc c&p) £5.00

Additional Plant Details

  • Good to know - British native. Male and female required for berries. Was used for scrubbing butchers' blocks, cleaning chimneys and repelling rats and mice.
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    Medicinal Properties - used in the treatment of varicose veins.

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    Pests & Diseases - none

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    Place of Origin - Europe, northern Africa, northern Turkey, Azores

Delivery Information

Delivery Information

Estimated delivery between 08 October and 14 October 2014. Subject to all plants being in stock

Please note that orders will normally be despatched within 5 - 10 working days from receipt except in the busy Spring season when it may take up to 15 working days from receipt until despatch.

Orders can also be collected in person from our Nurseries, or some of our shows - just tell us during the checkout process.

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RUSCUS aculeatus


Box holly, Butcher's broom, Kneeholly

thick clump-forming small shrub with red berries

Hardiness Rating

Fully hardy to Frost hardy - Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (50°F) but possibly only to -5°C (23°F)

Mature Dimensions
overall height and width of plant once mature

Height - in metres - 75cm (30in)
Spread - in metres - 1m (3ft)

Plant Type

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

Preferred Location

Full Sun
Full Sun
No Preference
No Preference - grow in any but waterlogged soil

Buy RUSCUS aculeatus

Pot size: 2.5 or 3 Litre

£13.50 each
3+£11.00 each

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RUSCUS aculeatus 'John Redmond'

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Box Holly, Butcher's broom, Kneeholly
Dwarf, compact, free berrying form. Berries are green at first turning red around Christmas
£9.50 each
3+£8.00 each

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