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Aucuba japonica ‘February Star’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A shade loving evergreen shrub, Aucuba 'February Star' has dark green leaves covered with spots & variable patches of creamy-yellow variegation and an impressive display of red berries in February.

Aucuba japonica 'February Star' is an excellent plant for winter interest and suitable for gardens of most sizes. Very good for bringing a little colour to a heavily shaded spot.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (approx 30 - 40 cm tall)

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Aucuba japonica  ‘February Star’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or shade. Will tolerate heavy shade well, although the leaf variegation may not be so colourful.
Soil: Any well drained, fertile soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Aucuba japonica 'February Star' grows to be a medium sized, rounded shrub.
Height: 2 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
Note: Aucuba japonica 'February Star' is a female plant and tolerant of atmospheric pollution, making it a good choice of shrub for an urban gardens. Will produce a better display of fruit with a male plant nearby.

Plant Finder: about Aucuba japonica ‘February Star’

Common names

Spotted Laurel, Japanese Laurel


Aucuba japonica ‘February Star’ (Spotted Laurel). This is an evergreen shrub with glossy spotted leaves and yellow markings that is happiest in shade, where its colouring can also be set off to greatest effect. Red berries are produced in winter.


Prefers moist semi-shade.

Interest and use

Foliage interest and ornamental berries.

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  • LightAny
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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