Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'Item #0360 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:aw-KEW-ba ja-PON-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 33Growth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.Flower 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 InformationThrives 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:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.