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Aucuba japonica ‘Crotonifolia’

Japanese aucuba

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPurplish
  • Leaf ColourSpeckled glossy green yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Aucuba japonica ‘Crotonifolia’ (Japanese aucuba). An evergreen, bushy, dense shrub with stout, green shoots. Leaves are large, glossy and dark green, heavily mottled yellow. In mid-spring, small, purplish flowers are borne, then followed by bright red berries.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Himalayas, Japan

Interest and use

Foliage, border, hedging, indoors

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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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