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Ruscus aculeatus

punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,943

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.

How can you lie there and think of England
When you don't even know who's in the team

S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    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



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,943

    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.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • I like the Danae racemosa, I haven't grown that. Does it do much in way of berries, Nut?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    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



    In the sticks near Peterborough
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