Shrub Identification

IanRIanR Posts: 2

Hi, does anyone know what this shrub is please. I saw it at Regents Park. It's an evergreen shrub about a metre high. Waxy oval leaf with what appears to be a small white flower in the middle of the leaf.


Thanks for looking, Ian


  • Daniel HaynesDaniel Haynes Posts: 369 admin

    Hello Ian. This is a species of Ruscus - possibly Ruscus hypophyllum, or Ruscus x microglossum. It's a strange beast, isn't it?


  • IanRIanR Posts: 2


    many thanks image. Very little info in the books or the internet. I am plumping for "Ruscus x microglossum" as the bracts only appear on the upper leaf.

    Now to find one.

    br. Ian

  • Please could someone identify this plant for me?


     I saw it in India but haven't been able to identify it.

    Thanks, Martin

  • Hi Martin,

                  I live in New York and have only grown them in pots but it looks like bougainvillea to me. Hope this helps.

  • Definitely bougainvillea - I have one in pot I bought last year after falling in love with them in Greece, a beautiful plant. It did very well in the garden over the summer, and wintered well indoors too.

Sign In or Register to comment.