Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||aw-KEW-ba juh-PON-ih-kuh pik-tur-AT-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||An 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Bold Color for Shade|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 10