Aucuba Japonica


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Common Name: Japanese Laurel
Size: 3 ltr
This plant has won a RHS award

3 Litre Pot

  • RHS: Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full, shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: Mid spring
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Eventual Height: 2.6m
  • Eventual Spread: 2.5m

Aucuba Japonica, also known as ‘Spotted or Japanese Laurel’, Holder of the prestigious RHS Award of garden Merit, is a compact, medium sized, hardy evergreen shrub ideal for both sunny or shady positions, with large, oval shaped, glossy green leaves splashed with gold. Small purplish flowers appear mid Spring, the male form of Aucuba having yellow anthers in erect panicles, towards the Autumn the flowers on the female form are followed with glossy bright red berries. Often planted to fill that awkward shaded area in the garden or used to form a hedge, providing all year round interest, in addition to providing a feast for the garden wild life.

Looking After Your Aucuba Japonica

A low maintenance evergreen garden shrub requiring very little care, thriving in most soil types when kept well drained, and adapts well to both deep shade or full sun, the sunnier the position the better the berry production on the female plants when both male and female plants are planted in close proximity. Early Spring remove any dead or unwanted branches to maintain size and shape, avoid cutting through the leaf when possible, also feed using any general purpose fertiliser. If using to form a hedge plant approximately 60-90 cms apart.

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