How to grow Aucuba himalaica

Aucuba himalaica grow and care – shrub ‎ to small treeof the genus Aucuba also known as himalaica laurel, Aucuba himalaica perennial evergreen used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as house plant and growing in hardiness zone 7-9.

Leaves color green but can be variegate in green with white spots in elliptic shape with pointed tops.

Aucuba himalaica flowers

Flower color red-purple with yellow stamen, the plant is dioecious female and male flowers grow on separate plants, flowers grow on stems in clusters.

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How to grow Aucuba himalaica growing and care:

Slightly acid soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but if want to get variegate variety it’s ensure

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Spider mites, aphids

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
5-10 m, 15-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Dioecious flowers female and male flowers grow on separate plants, flowers grow on stems in clusters, flowers color red-purple with yellow stamen

Scientific name:

Aucuba himalaica


How to grow Aucuba himalaica

Aucuba himalaica plant

Aucuba himalaica


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Hedging plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9