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Ruscus hypoglossum (Horse tongue lily)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.45m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.7m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Toxic - All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Ruscus hypoglossum

Other names: Horse tongue lily

Genus: Ruscus Ruscus

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

Habit: Clump-forming

Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

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Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name: Ruscus hypoglossum

Other names: Horse tongue lily

Genus: Ruscus Ruscus

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

Habit: Clump-forming

Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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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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