Aucuba Plant

Aucuba Plant. Container grown plants must be watered regularly. Dark green foliage, rarely if ever variegated.

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It is native to rich forest soils of moist valleys, thickets, by streams and near shaded moist rocks in china, korea, and japan. In early to mid spring, small purple flowers, adorned with creamy white anthers, appear from the leaf axils (female plants), or in terminal panicles. Shiny red, autumn berries are a real bonus on female plants.

1 plant aucuba in the late spring or early summer, after the last expected.

Underneath deciduous trees is not a good place as the plant needs shade in the winter as well as in the summer. Luminous, aucuba japonica 'picturata' (spotted laurel) is a dense, upright, rounded, evergreen shrub, prized for its lush foliage of leathery, glossy, rich green leaves mottled with golden yellow and adorned with a striking, central splash. Aucuba japonica, commonly called spotted laurel, japanese laurel, japanese aucuba or gold dust plant, is a shrub that thrives in rich forest soils of moist valleys, thickets, by streams and near shaded moist rocks.

Perfect for shady gardens, aucuba japonica (spotted laurel) is a dense, upright, rounded, evergreen shrub, prized for its lush foliage of leathery, glossy, rich green leaves mottled with golden yellow.

The royal horticultural society has given it the award of garden merit (agm). Plants may be male or female. Plant 3 to 6 feet apart.

Goldstrike' (male) and 'golden king' have heavier gold splashings.

The foliage is glossy and green with a large central yellow blotch in the middle and surrounded by smaller yellow flecks. In early to mid spring, small purple flowers, adorned with creamy white anthers, appear from the leaf axils of this female selection. Aucuba is a low maintenance shrub that requires very little attention or pruning.

The fruit of the aucuba is seen in the fall months, while the summer produces bright green foliage.

Aucuba is tolerant of pollution, salt, drought, and coastal conditions. Female plants flower in early spring with small purple flowers. Aucuba is hardy in usda zones 7 to 10.

Department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 to 10.

Container grown plants must be watered regularly. Striking gold variegated evergreen shrub. Plants in this genus are dioecious meaning they have male and female flowers on separate plants.

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