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AUCUBA japonica 'Crotonifolia'
Commonly known as Japanese laurel, Spotted laurel
Best golden form (female form)
Evergreen - elliptic to ovate, glossy leaves to 20cm (8in) long, usually with a few marginal teeth.
Height - 3m (10ft)
Spread - 3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - rounded shrub. Produces bright red berries to 1cm (½in) across in autumn
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Partial shade - for best variegation.
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
Good to know - female form with yellow-speckled leaves
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - Japan.
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Leaf colour (if not green) - Gold variegated
Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - will not tolerate boggy or waterlogged soil.
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00