Pot Size: 5 litre
Description: Known in Sicily as 'Ruscus Asparagus', as it is eaten as a vegetable at the same stage as one would eat Asparagus shoots. It is commonly seen as a boundary plant in dry shaded areas of domestic gardens, although a common native in the south of the island at one time, it has now become scarce in the wild. Arising from a woody rhizome, an evergreen sub-shrub with upright unbranched stems 1-2m tall, bearing normally ovate abruptly soft pointed cladodes to 12.5 x 7 cm, but usually half that. Bearing both male and female white and purple tiny flowers in the cooler months, on the cladode in numerous positions. Followed by red fruit when pollination takes place. Shelter from hard frosts.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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