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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.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Ruscus hypoglossum.