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Ruscus hypophyllum Italian form - BSWJ14035

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Description:
Forming tall stands to 2m high in the garden that Miss Ellen Willmott kept on the Italian Riviera at Boccanegra over 100 years ago. By kind permission of Ursula Piacenza who has lovingly restored the garden. From a creeping 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, with both male and female white and purple tiny flowers carried in the cooler months, on the cladode in various positions. Followed by red fruit when pollination takes place. Shelter from hard frosts. Records show that these plants originated from the wild in Sicily. Slow to increase in British climates.

product details
Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Asparagaceae) Ruscus hypophyllum Italian form BSWJ14035
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Purple, White Winter, spring medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Shade Evergreen bold Italy
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No RED fruit
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