Aucuba Japonica Salicifolia


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SKU: aucuba-japonica-salicifolia Category:
Common Name: Japanese Long Leaved Laurel
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H5
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Flowering Period: May – June
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 1.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5m

Aucuba Salicifolia, also known as ‘Japanese Long Leaved Laurel’, is a hardy, multi-stemmed, evergreen shrub of rounded habit with large, elliptic, narrow, dark green glossy foliage. Clusters of small red-purple flowers are produced during Spring and later followed by rich, glossy red berries. A very colourful and adaptable shrub which will flourish in both deep shade or full sun, ideal for brightening that awkward shady area, within the mixed shrub border or planted to form a dense, impenetrable hedge/screen.

Looking After Your Aucuba Japonica Salicifolia

A low maintenance evergreen shrub requiring very little care. This easy to grown evergreen garden shrub is not fussy, so happy in most soil types, except water-logged soils, and adapts well to both deep shade or full sun, the sunnier the position the better the berry colouring. for good berry production plant both male and female form in close proximity, the male form distinguished by it’s erect terminal panicles of purplish flowers. Early Spring tidy by removing any dead or damaged branches and to help maintain size and shape, at the same time apply a general purpose fertiliser to encourage good strong, fresh new growth. When planting to form a screen or hedge plant 60-90cms apart.


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