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RUSCUS aculeatus

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

Thick clump-forming small shrub with red berries. Mixed sex plants only available.
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individually £14.50 each, 3+ £13.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2019
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre
  • Evergreen - what appear to be leaves are flattened stems (cladodes), spine-tipped to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Height - 75cm (30in)
  • Spread - 1m (39in))
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - British native. Male and female/hermaphrodite 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
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
Ruscus - Growing Guide
75cm (30in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in))
 

Buy Varieties of RUSCUS aculeatus

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Commonly known as: Box Holly, Butcher's broom, Kneeholly.
A compact hermaphrodite form that regularly produces berries
£16.00 each
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