Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'

Picturata Aucuba, spotted Laurel

$23.00 | 3 G | 175 Avail. | $23.00

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb



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 Picturata Aucuba is a shade loving variegated evergreen shrub with leaves that host a yellow center and have the signature yellow speckles coating the green margins.  Aucuba are dioecious with the berries growing in abundance on the female plants. The tiny maroon flowers bloom in early spring, while the bright red berries that ripen in fall and last until spring.  Prefers rich, moist and well-drained soils.  Very good drought tolerance once established.  Deer resistant. Picturata has a tendency to revert to solid green, so any solid green stems should be removed.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

4’ - 6’

Spread: 

4’ - 6’

Spacing: 

5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Partial SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SpringYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance.   Water weekly.  Keep young plants out of the direct sun, or leaves will develop black spots.  May need to prune reverted stems. Root rot can be a problem in poorly-drained or overly moist soils. Southern blite, leaf spot, scale, mealybugs, and nematodes are occasional issues.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized Areas,  Coastal Exposure, Urban Gardens, Foundational Plantings, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Japanese Fatsia, Hydrangea, Japanese Camellia

 Photo by Leonora (Ellie) Enking, https://www.flickr.com/photos/33037982@N04/

 

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