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Ruscus aculeatus

punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027

Does anyone grow this shrub. I was thinking about growing it in the dry shade under the Beech trees, I thought the berries might look good.

There are ashtrays of emulsion,
for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    I haven't grown that one Punkdoc. I've got something similar which I bought unseen as Butcher's Broom, expecting the ruscus. When it got here it was Danae racemosa.

    I think the ruscus will grow in dry shade though, that's where I was going to grow it. I shall have to try again. Have you found a good source.

    I like the danae but I'd still like the ruscus

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027

    Hi nut, I have only found 1 so far and thats Burncoose, so I am reluctant due to their high prices and postage charges. I dont know Danae, so  I shall look at that too.

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • I like the Danae racemosa, I haven't grown that. Does it do much in way of berries, Nut?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    Yes, Burncoose are a bit expensive, I've never bought from them. I'd really like the ruscus, maybe one of the native plant growers will have one.

    Danae racemosa is  very nice though

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