AUCUBA as a Hedgeplant

Aucuba japonica: Flowers and leaves.

Aucuba japonica: Flowers and leaves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Evergreen)

Aucuba japonica, 6 to 9 ft., a hardy shrub with unimpressive white flowers in summer; thrives in either sunny or shaded positions. The female form bears scarlet berries during the winter if male and female plants are grown together. Plant 2 to 3 ft. apart in early autumn or late spring, in any type of soil. Clip in April, preferably with secateurs to avoid slashing the large, shiny, leathery leaves.

A.j.fructu-albo bears white fruits instead of red ones.

A. j. variegata has golden markings on the leaves.

09. November 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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