Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'
|Description||A vibrant broadleaf shrub valued for the bold, upright stems and showy dark green leaves with bright golden yellow centers. An excellent accent for shady sites. This female cultivar may produce red berries if a male pollenizer is present. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil moderately moist.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||An 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 Plants||Sarcococca (Sarcococca); Camellia (Camellia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Fatsia (Fatsia); Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drier conditions in cooler summer climates. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.|
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