Ruscus hypoglossum is a small evergreen shrub with a native range from Italy north to Austria and Slovakia and east to Turkey and Crimea. Common names include spineless butcher s-broom, mouse thorn and horse tongue lily.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Butcher s-broom, mouse thorn and horse tongue lily
Maximum Reachable Height
2.00 to 3.00 feet
April to May
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Do not prune plants in the fall. Simply cut off any dead or diseased canes.Stop fertilizing 6 weeks before the first frost but continue watering during dry autumn weather to help keep plants fortified during the dry winter.Mound, mulch, or add compost after a few frosts but before the ground freezes.
Ruscus hypoglossum care
Large rose canes can be cut back by as much as two thirds, and smaller ones to within 6 to 12 inches of the ground.When you transplant your plants, be sure to dig a much bigger hole than you think you need and add plenty of organic matter such as compost or aged manure.
Part shade to full shade
20 to 40 degrees C
Apply any organic fertilizer
Ruscus hypoglossum special feature
Small evergreen shrub noted for growing in dense shade. Woodland gardens. Foundations. Hedge.
Ruscus hypoglossum uses
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Ruscus aculeatus is an herb commonly referred to as Butcher s Broom due to its hard roots and (supposed) antibacterial properties being traditionally used to clean the cutting boards of butchers
It also holds traditional medicinal uses, which maily focus around improving blood flow in the veins by contracting them
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Ruscus hypoglossum ?
Ruscus hypoglossum is commonly known as Butcher s-broom, mouse thorn and horse tongue lily
How tall do Ruscus hypoglossum grow?
On average Ruscus hypoglossum grows 2.00 to 3.00 feet
What color are Ruscus hypoglossum ?
A Ruscus hypoglossum plant bears flowers of color White
When Ruscus hypoglossum blooms?
With enough light, Ruscus hypoglossum may produce White flowers in April to May
How hard is Ruscus hypoglossum to grow?
A Ruscus hypoglossum is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Ruscus hypoglossum need?
A Ruscus hypoglossum prefers Part shade to full shade
How much water does a Ruscus hypoglossum need?
A Ruscus hypoglossum prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Ruscus hypoglossum need?
A Ruscus hypoglossum prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Ruscus hypoglossum like?
A Ruscus hypoglossum prefers 20 to 40 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Ruscus hypoglossum ?
To encourage Ruscus hypoglossum growth, Apply any organic fertilizer