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Ruscus aculeatus in Cuxa Cloister

Butcher’s broom is among the tender medieval plants displayed in pots out in the garden in summer, but brought indoors in winter. This specimen is currently at home in the glassed-in arcade of Cuxa Cloister. Although it is considered to be hardy to Zone 7, which is our designation here at The Cloisters, the “leaves” do suffer winter damage and we prefer to bring it under shelter.

Photograph by Corey Eilhardt.

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