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Ruscus colchicus from Russia - BSWJ16065

Pot Size: 1.5 litre
Price: £30.00
One of the last species of this incredibly useful genus to be described to science, by Peter Yeo of Cambridge University in 1966. A dense thicket-forming evergreen rhizomatous sub-shrub, in its normal form, with only slightly arching stems to 60cm tall. Bearing broadly to narrowly ovate or elliptic leaf-like cladodes (flattened stems), which carry the inflorescence above on the central vein subtended by a small bract. The tiny intriguing winter born flowers are followed by plump red fruit on female plants if pollinated. This 2018 seed collection was gathered from a rich valley, close to the Russian border with Abkhazia, near the Black Sea coast. Best grown in shade in a humus rich soil.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Ruscaceae) Ruscus colchicus from Russia BSWJ16065
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Purple, White Winter, spring medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Normal Part shade, Shade Evergreen Russia
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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