Sawtoothed Japanese Aucuba
Aucuba japonica 'Serratifolia'
|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.|
|Watering||Keep soil moderately moist.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10
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