Aucuba japonica ‘Marmorata’

(Marmorata Japanese Aucuba)


$27.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

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Aucuba japonica ‘Marmorata’ is an improvement over the older, scorch-prone Aucuba ‘Crotonifolia’. This female selection of the Japanese laurel makes a 6′ tall (10 years) evergreen shrub, clothed in green leaves which are heavily spotted yellow, giving a golden appearance from a distance.  Bright red fruits (assuming a male aucuba is in the area) add winter interest.

Description

Plants need significant amounts of shade in hot summer climates (young leaves will often burn in full sun). Established plants have very good drought tolerance. Plants tolerate average to nutritionally poor soils. Plants also tolerate most city air pollutants. Avoid overly moist to wet soils. Site in locations protected from strong winds, particularly near the northern edge of the growing range. Plants will generally tolerate temperatures to -5 degrees F., which means they may survive in some Zone 6 plantings particularly in sheltered locations.

Additional information

Common Name

Marmorata Japanese Aucuba

Botanical Name

Aucuba japonica 'Marmorata'

Container/Amount

2 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

4 to 6 ft.

Width

4 to 6 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

March-April

Flower Color

insignificant

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Dark green heavily splashed with gold

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

red

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