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Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’

Japanese aucuba

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & March
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourPurple, red
  • Leaf ColourGreen speckled yellow

Description

Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’ (Japanese aucuba). An evergreen with yellow spotted leaves.

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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