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Botanical name: Ruscus hypoglossum
Other names: Horse tongue lily
Species: R. hypoglossum - R. hypoglossum is a clump-forming, evergreen shrub. Its smooth, mid-green, ovate 'leaves' are actually modified flattened stems and it is on these that its small cream coloured flowers are positioned in spring. Flowering is followed by shiny, bright red berries in summer.
Ruscus hypoglossum is: Evergreen
Flower: Cream in Spring
Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons
Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Ruscus hypoglossum (Horse tongue lily) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.7m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Foliage only, Ground Cover, Instant, Low Maintenance, Woodland
Cultivation: Plant in any soil and aspect (except for boggy, waterlogged soils).
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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