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.
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.