Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia', Japanese Spotted Laurel is a very hardy, large shrub from Japan. It is tolerant of shady positions due to its native woodland habitat. Glorious, glossy green and yellow leaves, with red berries in the autumn. It would make an excellent container plant or a very good back of the border plant. It works very well as a structural specimen and makes an ideal background to show off other plants. Very hardy and adaptable plant much loved by the Victorians.
- Position: full shade to sun
- Soil: most soils except waterlogged or chalky
- Eventual Size: 2 to 3 metres, but can be pruned
- Habit: rounded evergreen shrub with dense foliage
- Foliage: Evergreen
- Common Names: Japanese Spotted Laurel
Plant using a mix of food compost with your garden soil, water in thoroughly. Pruning usually not necessarary but if desired cut back shoots to above the leaf bud in May.
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