Petite Jade Aucuba
Petite Jade Aucuba
Aucuba japonica 'Petite Jade' (NA55288)Item #6330 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
A fantastic new Japanese laurel from the National Arboretum. Its compact rounded habit and exceptional blight resistance sets it apart from others. Shiny bright green foliage matures to deep green. Perfect in mass plantings or as a foundation plant. Works well in formal designs. Thrives in shade and tolerates some drought once established. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, in 20 years or more.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:aw-KEW-ba ja-PON-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, in 20 years or more.Special features:Compact Form, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Improved Disease Resistance, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous summer flowers may produce small red berries in autumn.Flower color:YellowCompanion PlantsYew (Taxus); Azalea (Azalea); Peony (Paeonia); Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia); Sarcococca (Sarcococca)
- 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.Light Needs:Full shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:'Petite Jade' Japanese laurel originated from cuttings collected from Chollipo Botanical Garden, South Korea, in 1984. The plant was grown for many years in the U.S. National Arboretum's Introduction Garden and was sent to nurseries for evaluation in 2002.