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botanical name:
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spotted laurel
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: purple
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown & green
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Leathery leaved evergreen with yellow spotted and speckled variegated leaves. The leaf markings of this cultivar are noticeably variable in size, from large blotches to tiny specks. Tolerant of deep shade. Ultimate height 7-10ft, but slow growing. Both male and female clones exist.

Grows in almost any soil, unless waterlogged. Best in shade but will tolerate sun in cool areas.

From tip cuttings, about 12cm long, taken in summer or autumn. It is usually possible to root cuttings by standing in a jar of water.
Fertile seeds are produced, but will not come true.

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