Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'

Common name: Spotted laurel

Family: Cornaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 7 to 10 feet
Spread 7 to 10 feet
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers, fruit, foliage
Uses Borders, formal hedging
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance None
Hardiness 8
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to shade
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Purple
Flower season Mid spring
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green, yellow variegated
Fruit colour Red
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Medium, bold, smooth

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' is an evergreen shrub grown for its glossy green, yellow spotted foliage. This plant is a female variety which bears small purple flowers in spring and (if there is a male near) red berries in autumn.

They are not fussy about soil type and will grow in anything from full sun to deep shade, although they prefer shade in hot climates. They are slow growing but can be pruned to size if necessary.


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