Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall, almost as wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Botanical Pronunciation:aw-KEW-ba ja-PON-i-ka
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 33
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall, almost as wide.
Foliage color:Variegated
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Flower color:Purple
Design 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.
Care Information
Follow 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:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.