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Ruscus × microglossus - BSWJ14041

Pot Size: 3 litre
Price: £30.00
From one of our annual trips to Italy where this hybrid has been cultivated since Roman times. Considered to be a species initially described in 1854 as R. microglossum, but revised by Peter Yeo in 1966 as a hybrid. Arising from creeping rhizomatous drought tolerant roots, with depending on growing conditions, arching stems to 60 cm. Bearing up to 19 ‘leaves’ (cladodes/flattened stems) to 14cm long by 4.5cm wide obovate-lanceolate with long tips. Bearing either above or below the cladode a small cluster of white and purple female (males unknown) flowers opening in succession, all subtended by narrow bracts only 2.5-3mm wide with no more than 3-4 veins. Followed when pollinated (by a species) by plump bright red fruit to 11mm wide. Best grown in shade that does not waterlog.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Ruscaceae) Ruscus × microglossus BSWJ14041
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Purple, Red Winter, early spring small
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Well drained Part shade, Shade Evergreen Europe
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No RED berries
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