Ruscus aculeatus/Butcher's Broom

Ruscus aculeatus / Ruscus aculeatus
Everygreen foliage with spiny-tipped leaves
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Everygreen foliage with spiny-tipped leaves

Low growing sprawling shrub

Handsome fruit in late summer and fall

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Scientific Name: Ruscus aculeatus
Common Name: Butcher's Broom
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This plant produces prickly, evergreen leaves that look somewhat like holly foliage, thus the common name "knee holly." The large red, cherrylike berries are quite showy in late summer and fall.