Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'Item #0360 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
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An excellent accent for shady situations. Broad leaved shrub valued for the bold, upright stems and showy dark green leaves with bright golden yellow centers. Female plant; may produce red berries if a male pollenizer is present. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall, almost as wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:aw-KEW-ba ja-PON-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 33Growth habit:RoundGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall, almost as wide.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:PurpleDesign IdeasAn evergreen shrub that performs well in almost all growing zones, the Picturata Aucuba is well-suited to shady conditions almost anywhere in a garden. Its leaves have bright yellow centers that illuminate a dark corner. Also beautiful in a large container at the edge of a shady deck or patio.Companion PlantsSarcococca (Sarcococca); Camellia (Camellia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Fatsia (Fatsia); Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.