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Sawtoothed Japanese Aucuba

Aucuba japonica 'Serratifolia'

Pronunciation: aw-KEW-ba juh-PON-ih-kuh sair-rat-ih-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #00365

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Description Broad-leaved evergreen shrub valued for its long dark green leaves with sharply serrated edges. Produces showy red berries in fall when a male pollenizer such as 'Mr. Goldstrike' is planted nearby. Bold upright stems. An excellent accent for shady situations.
Light Full shade
Watering Keep soil moderately moist.
Blooms Inconspicuous
Mature Size Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas With its unique, jagged-edge foliage and fall display of red berries, this shrub is an excellent shade-loving accent plant. Consider planting two or three along a foundation wall that is regularly in shadow. Both sexes must be planted to ensure fruit crop.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Sarcococca (Sarcococca); Peony (Paeonia); Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Azalea (Azalea)
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 dry conditions in cooler summer climates. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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