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Ruscus

Ruscus hypoglossum

Mouse Thorn(Eng.)

Ruscus are clump forming evergreen perennials. As Garden plants, they are well-known for their dark green evergreen shoots and their ability to survive in dry shaded positions. Ruscus are cultivated commercially world wide for the cut flower industry.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy

Harvesting

Stems are harvested for the vase. Cut at soil level to encourage new growth.

Propagation

Division
Divide clumps in spring.
Seed
Sow seed as soon as ripe in sandy soil mix. Keep moist.

Special features

Drought resistant
Can tolerate long dry spells.

Geography

Origin
Europe, Madeira, the Azores, North Africa

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Asparagaceae
Flower colour
Greenish-white
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

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