Butcher’s broom


Basic Butcher’s broom facts

Name – Ruscus aculeatus
Family Asparagaceae
Type bush

32 to 48 inches (80 to 120 cm)
Exposure shade
Soil cool


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!