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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

Next date for despatch is 5th January.

Regretfully we are not currently exporting any more orders out of the UK until the end of January 2015, or later, depending on the weather.

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 - grow in any but waterlogged soil

Buy RUSCUS aculeatus

Pot size: 2.5 or 3 Litre
£13.50 each3+£11.00 each
 MULTIBUY SAVING 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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Varieties

RUSCUS aculeatus 'John Redmond'

RUSCUS aculeatus 'John Redmond'  >

Box Holly, Butcher's broom, Kneeholly
Dwarf, compact, free berrying form. Berries are green at first turning red around Christmas
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant


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