Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

10 litre pot £69.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' spotted laurel: A versatile, variegated evergreen

  • Position: full sun to full shade
  • Soil: any garden soil (except waterlogged soils)
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This resilient evergreen shrub has become popular because it will thrive in inhospitable, shady areas of the garden where little else will grow. It copes well with dry shade, urban pollution and salt-laden air, and is easy to look after. The leaves are large and splashed with pale yellow (hence its common name of spotted laurel), and it has insignificant, small clusters of red-purple flowers in April and May. It will light up a shady corner of the garden, or make an excellent dense hedge for an urban or coastal site.

  • Garden care: To promote bushy growth cut back straggly branches 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.

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4

Plant arrived very well packaged. I purchased this large specimen to help fill a Newley recovered part of my garden. I was not disappointed - the plant is healthy and attractive and looks good in its new location.

Nivram

Allington Lincolnshire

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4

Just a little disappointed with this plant as it failed to reach the perfection of a previously purchased but smaller specimen. That said I am pleased with my purchase. The packaging was perfect and the plant did not suffer any transportation problems - beautifully packaged.

Fothergill

East Midlands

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