Aucuba japonica Crotonifolia
Attractive dense rounded evergreen shrub with variegated glossy leathery leaves. It will provide you with interest all year round with its shiny leaves covered in splashes of golden yellow. This shrub does well in most soil types but prefers semi shady spot.
Details Aucuba japonica Crotonifolia
- Blooms: May – June
- Leaf colour: variegated
- Decorative Fruit
- Full grown height: 1. 50 – 2 m
- Full grown width: 1 – 1.50 m
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 150 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Harmful if eaten
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Aucuba Crotonifolia
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. This evergreen shrub will grow well in most types of soil including heavy clay, but it does requires decent drainage.
Likes a part shade or full shade position in an exposed or sheltered location. Avoid planting in times of frost. It copes well with in dry conditions and is suitable for coastal gardens. Produces insignificant dark-purple flowers from April to May and red berries during autumn winter.
Grows up to 2.5 mtrs. It is necessary to plant male and female varieties in order to produce seed.