Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 2 to 3' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Part Shade, Shade
Open habit, arching branches. Glossy, alternate, emerald green leaves, pointed. Inconspicuous flowers in spring followed by showy orange red berries in autumn. Spreads by rhizomes. Foliage discolors in the sun.
Native to Northern Iran and Asia Minor.
Introduced in 1713.
RHS Award of Merit in 1933.
Published in Methodus (Moench) 170 in 1794.
Basionym Ruscus racemosa L.
Saw this for the first time on a trip to Raleigh in 2011. A friend bought one but I did not have sufficient shade for it at that time.