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Ruscus (Madeira Butcher's Broom)

Madeira Ruscus or Madeira Butcher's Broom is an ornamental, rare evergreen with up to 40cm tall stalks with broad, blackish-green leaves and most decorative, bright red, large berries beneath after flowering. Native of few sites in the laurel forest of Madeira. Excellent pot plant for any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded spot. Keep sunnier and drier at a minimum of some 5°C in winter.
Sow large seeds in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. After germination place pots in partial shade. Germination may take up to 6 months.
All are USDA Climate Zone 10.
3 seeds per package.


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Ruscus streptophyllus (Madeira Butcher's Broom) Exclusive

Ruscus streptophyllus (Madeira Butcher's Broom) Exclusive

40cm, Madeira Butcher's Broom makes broad, blackish green, horizontally arranged "leaves" on short, erect stalks. Miniature, whitish-purple flowers on the midrib beneath, followed by most ornamental, bright red, large, single to few-seeded berries from late summer to early winter. For any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade. May endure slight frost in autumn, keep sunnier and drier at min. 5°C in winter. A rare Madeira endemic, virtually unknown in cultivation. Seed is always very scarce and 2 packages only are available in 2015! VII-XI.
3 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package1171 € 14,99