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Aucuba japonica ‘February Star’

Spotted Laurel

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Features

  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread2m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Leaf ColourGreen, cream, yellow

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Japanese Laurel

Origin

Himalayas, E.Asia

Interest and use

Foliage interest and ornamental berries.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Prefers moist semi-shade.

Propagation

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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