Aucuba japonica ‘Suruga Benten’

(Suruga Benten Aucuba)


$27.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Aucuba japonica ‘Suruga Benten’ is an old but rarely seen Japanese selection. ‘Suruga Benten’ forms a 4′ tall x 4′ wide specimen, clothed with 5″ long x 3″ wide, very serrated leaves with irregular green blotches on a leaf background that’s screaming yellow. The new foliage is almost a pure yellow-cream. Aucuba ‘Suruga Benten’ is a male clone

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

Suruga Benten Aucuba

Botanical Name

Aucuba japonica 'Suruga Benten'

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 ft

Width

4 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

March-April

Flower Color

insignificant

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Irregular green blotches on a yellow background

Deer Resistant

No

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