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Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' (Spotted Laurel)

Spotted Laurel 'Picturata', Japanese Laurel 'Picturata', Japanese Aucuba 'Picturata', Gold-Leaf Plant 'Picturata', Variegated Laurel 'Picturata'


Luminous, Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' (Spotted Laurel) is a dense, upright, rounded, evergreen shrub, prized for its lush foliage of leathery, glossy, rich green leaves mottled with golden yellow and adorned with a striking, central splash. In early to mid spring, small purple flowers, adorned with creamy white anthers, appear from the leaf axils of this female selection. When pollinated, the blooms give way to ornamental, glossy, bright red berries that ripen in fall and often persist until spring. To enjoy a stunning fall and winter fruit display, make sure to plant a male plant near a female plant!

  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall and wide (120-180 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, this plant is easily grown in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of a wide range of soils but will grow and look better if poor or heavy soils are improved. Tolerant of pollution, drought. Protect from strong winds.
  • Perfect as specimen plant, for shrub borders, foundation plantings, hedges or containers.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is generally disease and pest free.
  • Propagate by cuttings.
  • Prune to control height or form by cutting back to a leaf joint.
  • Fruits may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Clay Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Clay Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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