Aucuba japonica growing shrub of the genus Aucuba also known as Spotted laurel, Aucuba japonica perennial evergreen used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as house plant and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.
Leaves color green but can be variegate in green with white or yellow spots in elliptic shape with pointed tops.
Aucuba japonica flowers
Flower color red-purple with green stamen, the plant is dioecious female and male flowers grow on separate plants, flowers grow on stems in clusters.
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Requirements for Aucuba japonica 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:
Pests and diseases:
Spider mites, aphids
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
1.5-3 m, 60-120 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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 green stamen