A picture of a Broom

Broom

Ruscus spp.

Ruscus hypophyllum (laurha) 001 by laurha (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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A photo of Broom
Some Ruscus plants with green leaves
A Ruscus plant with green leaves

Broom Overview

Ruscus is a small genus with around 6 species of rhizomatous, flowering evergreen subshrubs in the Asparagaceae family is native to parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Members of this genus have flattened photosynthetic stems resembling leaves and known as cladophylls. They also produce small flowers on these leaf-like structures, followed by glossy red berries. They are often cultivated for their unusual stems that can be dried and used in flower arranging.

How to propagate Broom

Seed

Propagate from seed.

Division

Division.

Other uses of Broom

Grown for their foliage and fruits. It is particularly useful for dry, shady sites.