Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Ruscus aculeatus 'Sparkler'
Sparkler Butcher's Broom
Item #: 16914
Zones: 7a to 9b
Height: 24" tall
Origin: England, Iran, Mediterranean Europe
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Ruscus aculeatus 'Sparkler' is a fourth named form of self-fruiting butcher's broom, this one shared by plantsman John Elsley, who brought it to the US from his native England. This clone of the spiny-leafed evergreen matures at 2' tall x 2' wide. Like all members of the species, it is insanely tough and drought tolerant. Although it prefers shade in the wild, our clumps, which receive several hours of hot afternoon sun have thrived. The clumps are adorned with hundreds of bright red berries from fall through spring.
Flower Color: Green
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Winter
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall , Southwest Garden Plants
Other: Edimentals , Cut Flower Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Ornamental Seed or Fruit , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants , Xeriscaping Plants