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