AUCUBA japonica Crotonifolia

AUCUBA japonica Crotonifolia

AUCUBA japonica Crotonifolia

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Aucuba jap. Crotonifolia - Description

Latin Name: Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'
Common Name: Japanese Aucuba
Other Names: Gold Dust Plant, Japanese Laurel
Indoors or Outdoor: Outdoor 
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Aucuba jap. Crotonifolia - Delivery

Delivery Info: We offer reliable and fast delivery of our Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' plants right to your doorstep.

Aucuba jap. Crotonifolia - Characteristics

Mature Size: Grows to a height of 1 to 2 meters and same width
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen, ensuring year-round greenery
Preferred Position: Thrives in partial to full shade
Shape - Plant Characteristics: Attractive, glossy, dark green leaves with vibrant yellow speckles
Hardy or Not Hardy: Hardy and adaptable to various conditions
Diseases: Resistant to most common plant diseases

Aucuba jap. Crotonifolia - Uses

Uses in Garden: Adds a touch of elegance and color contrast to any garden, suitable for borders or as a standalone feature. A great variety to use as hedging or screening in shade. It is also tolerant of coastal conditions. Its compact size makes it a good choice for container gardens.

Aucuba jap. Crotonifolia - Characteristics

Preferred Planting Aspect: Prefers shaded areas but can tolerate some sunlight
Is it Frost Hardy: Moderately frost-hardy, protect from severe frost
Fast or Slow Growing: Moderate growth rate, allowing for manageable maintenance
Pruning Advice: Prune in late winter or early spring to shape and control size

Aucuba jap. Crotonifolia - Planting Instructions in an Irish Climate

Planting Time: Best planted in spring or early autumn although potted plants can be planted year-round as long as the soil is not frozen.
Trench Preparation: Prepare a well-draining trench and enrich the soil with compost
Positioning of Plants: Space plants at least 1 meter apart for proper growth
Plant Spacing: Adequate spacing ensures healthy growth and good air circulation
Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain its desired shape and size

Facts About Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' is renowned for its striking, variegated foliage.
This plant is highly adaptable and can thrive in various conditions.
Its vibrant green and yellow leaves bring a pop of color to any garden or indoor space.
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' requires minimal maintenance, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.
Its hardiness ensures it can withstand typical weather conditions in Ireland.

This female variety will produce red berries in Summer and Autumn if its spring purple flowers are pollinated.

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