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Aucuba japonica

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers, Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Leigh Clapp, copyright GAP Photos (23960)

Plant details

Flourishing in adversity, this is a hardy, evergreen shrub that is one of the best for shady positions, even in smoky town gardens. Its glossy green leaves, splashed with gold are guaranteed to brighten the dullest corner and look good all year round. Small, purplish flowers in mid-spring are followed on female plantbw by bright scarlet berries, which often persist from autumn to spring.

Family: Cornaceae

Genus: Aucuba

Species: japonica

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm


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