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Butcher's Broom
Scientific Name: Ruscus hypoglossum Linn.
Family: Liliaceae
Butcher's Broom (Ruscus  hypoglossum) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24
USDA: 6b-11

Sun Exposure: Shade

Origin: Southern Europe to Iran

Growth Habits: Evergreen subshrub, "leaves" (actually they are called cladodes) up to 4 inches long (10 cm), small white flowers in the middle of a leaf-looking bract, followed by red berries

Watering Needs: Fairly drought resistant, needs good drainage and alkaline soil


The similar looking Ruscus aculeatus has spine tipped "leaves"

Blooming Habits:
Most plants are either male or female. The berries will occur only if you have both types of flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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