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Aucuba japonica

Japanese aucuba

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple, red
  • Leaf ColourDark glossy green speckled

Description

Aucuba japonica (Japanese aucuba). This is a bushy dense evergreen shrub with large glossy dark green leaves that will produce attractive purple flowers. After the flowers bright red oval berries are produced. To ensure good fruit production grow both male and female plants.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Himalayas, Japan

Interest and use

Foliage, border, indoors, hedging, specimen.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

This shrub will tolerate a wide range of conditions including full sun to deep shade and dry to moist soils.

Propagation

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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