Ruscus Aculeatus Plant. It grows well in part to full shade in moist soils and will tolerate drought. Ruscus aculeatus, butcher's broom, sweet broom (asparagaceae) native to mediterranean region, evergreen shrub, 30 to 100cm, flower ii to iv, medicinal plant
The rhs award of garden merit (agm) helps gardeners choose the best plants for their garden. It is also a painfully slow grower, but once its brilliant red berries appear from september through winter its beauty is well worth the long wait. A slower grower, the ruscus aculeatus does not reach full maturity until it is ten to twenty years old.