Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

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Buy Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' spotted laurel: A versatile, variegated evergreen

    Large, lustrous, ivory-speckled, dark green leaves and small clusters of red-purple flowers in April and May. This yellow-spotted laurel is perfect for illuminating partly shady areas of the garden. Coping well with urban-pollution and salt-laden air it makes a beautiful, bright, evergreen hedge for an urban or coastal site.
    • Position: full sun to full shade
    • Soil: any garden soil (except waterlogged soils)
    • Rate of growth: fast-growing
    • Flowering period: April and May
    • Flower colour: red-purple
    • Other features: female plant; the flowers are followed by bright red berries as long as a male variety is planted closeby
    • Hardiness: fully hardy

    • Garden care: To promote bushy growth cut back in spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant after pruning
    • Goes well with: Helleborus argutifolius, Iris foetidissima var. citrina, Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White', Asplenium scolopendrium 'Crispum', Galanthus nivalis, Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

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