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Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'

Picturata Aucuba, spotted Laurel

$23.00 | 3 G | 135 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.  The tiny maroon flowers bloom in early spring, while on female plants the bright red berries 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: 

Part 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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