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Ruscus hypoglossum
Ruscus hypoglossum

Family: Asparagaceae
Hardiness: Zones 6b-9
Mature Size: 18"
Exposure: Shade
Bloom Time: Doesn't Matter
Moisture Needs: Moist to Drier
Origin: Europe, Turkey
Price: $20.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P1797

Honorary member of the Odd Plants Society.  This tough shrublet is related to Asparagus and the apparent leaves are not leaves at all but modified stem parts called cladodes and in the midvein of these rests a tiny inconspicuous (and that is being generous) flower. This is a male clone and it would be great to get a female plant for the showy red fruit sitting on the surface of the "leaf".  Drought tolerant when established and generally a long-lived and slow growing plant.