Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) potted plant, organic
Family: Asparagus (Asparagaceae)
Evergreen perennial. Outdoor culture Zones 7 to 12, otherwise potted culture, indoors for winter.
Tough Mediterranean evergreen subshrub bearing bright red, round berries. As a landscape accent, these are really excellent, and over here in the new world this plant is considered rare. In southern Europe, the extremely tough and pokey branches were made into brooms used by butchers. Traditional usage: employed as an antiseptic in treatment of urinary infection. Plant prefers shade and fast draining, dryish soils. Space plants 3 feet apart.
Potted bush, Certified Organically Grown