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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
butcher's broom 'John Redmond'
Ruscus 'John Redmond'
Ruscus are rhizomatous evergreen subshrubs with flattened, leaf-like cladophylls bearing small pale green flowers, followed on female or hermaphrodite plants by glossy red berries
'John Redmond' is a compact, dwarf cultivar of this British native plant. Like the species, the "leaves" are actually flattened shoots, known as cladophylls, bearing a sharp spine. Red berries show from late summer
Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any but waterlogged soils and northern exposed sites. Hardy to -15°C. Good for groundcover in shaded spots
Propagate by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Drought Resistant Ground Cover Low Maintenance
Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut out dead stems to the base in spring
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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