• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bold Color for Shade
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:aw-KEW-ba ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 33
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    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.
    Companion PlantsSarcococca (Sarcococca); Camellia (Camellia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Fatsia (Fatsia); Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.