AUCUBA

Commonly known as Himalayan laurel, Japanese laurel

Genus of up to 10 species of tough, easily managed, evergreen, dioecious shrubs from the Himalayas to eastern Asia.

The common spotted laurel, japonica was introduced as a glasshouse specimen, a female, in 1783 and known as the "gold plant".

In 1861 plant hunter Robert Fortune located a male in Yokohama, brought it back to pollinate and the resultant red-berried shrub, exhibited at Kensington in 1864, caused a sensation.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dioecious shrubs - male and female plants required for berries. Exception is Rozannie which produces male and female flowers and a good quantity of berries.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    For best variegation
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Very tolerant of full shade, salt winds, pollution, dry soils. Good for hedges and screens.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Himalayas to eastern Asia.
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Tolerates all
    Will not tolerate boggy or waterlogged soil.
Aucuba japonica - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of AUCUBA

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AUCUBA japonica 'Crotonifolia'

AUCUBA japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Japanese laurel, Spotted laurel

best golden form (female form)

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11.00 each
£14.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
AUCUBA japonica 'Golden Spangles'

AUCUBA japonica 'Golden Spangles'

Japanese laurel, Spotted laurel

striking golden variegation (female form)

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11.00 each
£14.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
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AUCUBA japonica 'Rozannie'

AUCUBA japonica 'Rozannie'

Japanese laurel, Spotted laurel

compact growing hermaphrodite variety with deep purple flowers and bright red long drooping berries

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11.00 each
£14.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
AUCUBA omeiensis

AUCUBA omeiensis

Chinese laurel

large multi-stemmed shrub with pale green serrated leaves

 
£20.00 each 
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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