Common name: Butcher's broom

Native to: North Africa, Europe and Asia

 

A low evergreen Eurasian shrub, with flat shoots, known as cladodes that give the appearance of stiff, spine-tipped leaves. It was originally harvested to make small brooms for clearing off and cleaning butchering blocks, hence its name.

Ruscus aculeatus

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Partial to full shade

    Flowers: Insignificant flowers

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, "leaves are flattened stems" with sharp points

    Growth habit: Low-growing, mounding plant

    Hardiness: Hardy and fairly drought-resistant

    Height: Up to 80 cm

    Spread: Up to 70 cm

    Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained soils. 

    Uses: Ground cover or low hedging, similar to box.

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