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Products > Ruscus hypoglossum
 
Ruscus hypoglossum - Butcher's Broom
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Liliaceae (Lilies)
Origin: Spain (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Ruscus hypoglossum (Butcher's Broom) - Compact, evergreen sub-shrub with creeping rootstock to 18 inches tall with 3-5 inch long cladodes (modified stems which take the place of true leaves) at branch tips and small yellow flowers in the axil of the leaf. It is a great groundcover for under trees, because it is shade-loving and not invasive. Plant in bright to deep shade and water only occasionally to regularly. Hardy to USDA zone 7b (5-10 degrees F) Native from western Europe south to Iran.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Ruscus hypoglossum.