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Aucuba from Japan: a beautiful evergreen shrub

Aucuba from Japan: a beautiful evergreen shrub

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The Japanese aucuba is a very beautiful shrub, as pretty in summer as in winter with its pretty red berries.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Aucuba japonica
Family : Garryaceae
Type : Shrub

: 1 to 3 m
Exposure : Sun and shade
Ground : Ordinary but fresh

: Persistent -Flowering : November to April

Maintenance, from planting to pruning the aucuba, will help you improve its growth and development.

Planting of the Japanese aucuba

The aucuba is one of the shrubs that do not no need for a lot of sun to grow and which lends itself perfectly to shady places.

Favor l‘Fall to plant it and keep a spacing between each plant of 80 to 100 cm if you plant in hedge.

For a spring planting, don't forget to water generously at the beginning to facilitate recovery.

  • Follow the advice of planting from Jardiner malin.

If you want to propagate your aucuba, the best way is cuttings.

Size and maintenance of the aucuba

In hedge, prefer a size of the aucuba in spring, at the end of flowering.

  • Find our advice hedge trimming

Isolated, no pruning is necessary but you can balance or reduce antlers in spring

Avoid pruning it in the fall at all costs because you will at the same time suppress the appearance of pretty little berries that remain on the shrub throughout the winter.

The aucuba is not afraid of pruning and can even be pruned severely if necessary, it is likely to start again, even from the stump.

Aucuba maintenance:

The aucuba is a shrub that is both easy to care for and very low in care.

It is resistant to most diseases, withstands frost well as well as high heat.

Things to know about aucuba

This shrub is a classic of our gardens.

It has the double advantage of keeping its pretty variegated leaves throughout the year, as well as its berries, small red balls in winter.

The aucuba is 2 to 3 meters high in our climate, but aucubas can be up to 4 or 5 m tall in its native climate.

Red berries are only worn by female aucubas, which is why it is not uncommon to wonder why her aucuba does not give red berries.

Note that these berries are the delight of birds but are not edible for humans, even toxic. In case of ingestion, it is recommended to notify the poison control center closest to you.

Its hardiness makes it a highly disease resistant shrub as well as pollution if you live in a city.

Advice about aucuba

Fruiting takes place only if you put a male and a female foot next to each other.

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  • Find other very decorative berry shrubs

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Video: Aucuba japonica - Spotted Laurel - Japanese laurel - Gold Dust Plant (August 2022).