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
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Very tolerant of full shade, salt winds, pollution, dry soils. Good for hedges and screens. Male and female plants required for berries, except for Rozannie

Buy Varieties of AUCUBA

AUCUBA himalaica var. dolichophylla

AUCUBA himalaica var. dolichophylla

Himalayan laurel

long, narrow leaves sparsely speckled with yellow. Purple flowers

 
£20.00  
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
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AUCUBA japonica 'Crotonifolia'

AUCUBA japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Japanese laurel, Spotted laurel

best golden form (female form)

 
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£14.50 each 
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AUCUBA japonica 'Golden Spangles'

AUCUBA japonica 'Golden Spangles'

Japanese laurel, Spotted laurel

striking golden variegation (female form)

 
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£14.50 each 
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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

 
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£14.50 each 
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AUCUBA omeiensis

AUCUBA omeiensis

Chinese laurel

this species was introduced by Roy Lancaster. It has the largest serrated leaves of any Aucuba and forms a tall erect shrub

 
£20.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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£50.00 each 
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