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Ruscus hypoglossum (Horse tongue lily)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.7m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
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

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


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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Ruscus Hypoglossum

Will I be able to grow this plant (ruscus hypoglossum) in my area, Upstate NY? Winters here are rigid, lots of snow and quite often the temperature goes below zero. I am interested only in the young… read more

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