Aucuba japonica ‘Hosoba Hoshifu’

(Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba)


$27.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

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This female selection of the evergreen Aucuba japonica has some of the brightest leaf splashing out there. Aucuba ‘Hosoba Hoshifu’ means “narrow-leaved star-variegated.” 5-year-old plants are roughly 4′ tall x 4′ wide on the way to 6′ in height, with a similar spread. The plants are adorned with narrow, 7″ long x 1.5″ wide, dark green leaves, heavily speckled with yellow dots. In winter, the plants are adorned with large clusters of bright red fruit the size of large peanuts…provided you have a male clone nearby.

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

Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba

Botanical Name

Aucuba japonica 'Hosoba Hoshifu'

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

variegated green/gold

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

red

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