Basic Butcher’s broom facts
Name – Ruscus aculeatus
Family – Asparagaceae
Type – bush
Height – 32 to 48 inches (80 to 120 cm)
Exposure – shade
Soil – cool
Foliage – evergreen
Planting butcher’s broom
Equally good are spring and fall for specimens purchased in pots.
Follow our advice on planting shrubs.
Pruning butcher’s broom
No pruning is formally required, which isn’t to say it shouldn’t be done.
Remove dead wood regularly.
Comments about Butcher’s broom
This little holly shrub, sometimes called kneeholy, strangely resembles holly by its size and the red berries that appear in fall and stay up to the end of winter.
It is very easy to care for and grow.
It needs a relatively cool environment and thus is very well adapted to forest growth and shaded areas.
Smart tip about Butcher’s broom
Use its branches for your Christmas decorations, it perfectly fills in for holly!